- 1 [countable, uncountable] a way of pronouncing the words of a language that shows which country, area, or social class a person comes from a Southern/New York/Greek/British accent a heavy/thick accent (= one that is very noticeable) She spoke English with an accent. compare dialect
- 2[singular] a special importance that is given to something synonym emphasis In all our products the accent is on quality.
- 3[countable] the emphasis that you should give to part of a word when saying it synonym stress In “today” the accent is on the second syllable.
- 4 [countable] a mark on a letter to show that it should be pronounced in a particular way Canapé has an accent on the “e.”
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