Synonyms of accent in English:

accent


See definition of accent

noun

1‘a Scottish accent’

SYNONYMS

pronunciation, intonation, enunciation, elocution, articulation, inflection, tone, modulation, cadence, timbre, utterance, manner of speaking, speech pattern, speech, diction, delivery

brogue, burr, drawl, twang

rare orthoepy

2‘the accent is on the first syllable’

SYNONYMS

stress, emphasis, accentuation, force, prominence

primary stress, secondary stress

beat, rhythm, pulse

technical tone, ictus

3‘the accent is on comfort’

SYNONYMS

emphasis, stress, priority

importance, prominence

4‘an acute accent’

SYNONYMS

mark, diacritic, diacritical mark, accent mark, sign


verb

1‘both versions of this chant accent the last syllable’

SYNONYMS

stress, lay the stress on, place the stress on, put the stress on, emphasize, lay the emphasis on, place the emphasis on, put the emphasis on, give emphasis to, put the force on, accentuate

2‘fabrics which accent the background colours in the room’

SYNONYMS

focus attention on, bring attention to, call attention to, draw attention to, point up, underline, underscore, accentuate, highlight, spotlight, foreground, feature, give prominence to, make more prominent, make more noticeable, play up, bring to the fore, heighten, stress, emphasize, lay emphasis on, put emphasis on

ANTONYMS

mask, divert attention from