- Noun. A higher-pitched or stronger articulation of a particular syllable of a word or phrase in order to distinguish it from the others or to emphasize it.
- Noun. Figuratively, emphasis or importance in general.
- Noun. A mark or character used in writing, in order to indicate the place of the spoken accent, or to indicate the nature or quality of the vowel marked.
- Noun. Modulation of the voice in speaking; the manner of speaking or pronouncing; a peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice, expressing emotion; tone.
- Noun. A nonstandard way of pronouncing.
- Noun. A word; a significant tone or sound.
- Noun. (in the plural) Expressions in general; speech.
- Noun. (prosody) Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse.
- Noun. (music) A regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning, and, more feebly, the third part of the measure.
- Noun. (music) A special emphasis of a tone, even in the weaker part of the measure.
- Noun. (music) The rhythmical accent, which marks phrases and sections of a period.
- Noun. (music) The expressive emphasis and shading of a passage.
- Noun. (mathematics) A mark placed at the right hand of a letter, and a little above it, to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind expressed by the same letter, but differing in value, as '''y'''', '''y
- Noun. (geometry) A mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, etc., as in '''12' 27
''''', meaning twelve minutes and twenty-seven seconds.
- Noun. (engineering) A mark used to denote feet and inches, as in '''6' 10
''''', meaning six feet ten inches.
- Noun. Paint, wallpaper, or similar coating that contrasts with the surroundings.
- Noun. A very small gemstone set into a piece of jewellery.
- Verb. (transitive) To express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent.
- Verb. (transitive) To mark emphatically; to emphasize; to accentuate.
- Verb. (transitive) To mark with written accents.