English dictionary definition of:



  • distinctive manner of oral expression
  • special importance or significance
  • the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
  • the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
  • a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation


  • to stress, single out as important
  • put stress on; utter with an accent


accentuate   dialect   emphasis   emphasise British English spelling   emphasize American English spelling   idiom   punctuate   stress  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list acc and succ words and learn about the word accent in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 20. Soft c: ce, ci, cy.

Scrabble score for accent

Scrabble score = 10

generated at 18:48:48 on 16-05-22

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