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1‘a Scottish accent’
pronunciation, intonation, enunciation, elocution, articulation, inflection, tone, modulation, cadence, timbre, utterance, manner of speaking, speech pattern, speech, diction, delivery
brogue, burr, drawl, twang
2‘the accent is on the first syllable’
stress, emphasis, accentuation, force, prominence
primary stress, secondary stress
beat, rhythm, pulse
technical tone, ictus
3‘the accent is on comfort’
emphasis, stress, priority
4‘an acute accent’
mark, diacritic, diacritical mark, accent mark, sign
1‘both versions of this chant accent the last syllable’
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’
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
mask, divert attention from
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