What is accent?

  • (noun): The usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people.
    Example: "He has a strong German accent"
    Synonyms: dialect, idiom
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on accent, accents:

Coatbridge Irish - Coatbridge Accent
... In 'Celtic minded' Des Dillon wrote about the notion of a separate Coatbridge accent influenced by the successive waves of Irish immigrants into the town ... The Coatbridge accent has been categorised as generally less usage of the Scots tongue and the tendency to stress the 'a' vowel differently, e.g ...
Clinton Hostage Situation - Accent
... States for 17 years, which could explain the southern accent, and other defenders of Clinton pointed out that the most commonly circulated audio and video clips of ... Action Network, she once again temporarily adopted this accent ... had split her life among three parts of the country and that her sometimes-Southern accent was a virtue ...
City Of Miami - Culture - Accent
... American English regional phonology In Miami, a unique accent, commonly called the "Miami accent", is widely spoken ... It is very similar to accents in the Northeast, but contains a rhythm and pronunciation heavily influenced by Spanish ...
Examples of Linguistic Discrimination - In The United States - Hispanic Americans and Linguicism
... States, a person who has a strong Mexican accent and uses only simple English words may be thought of as poor, poorly educated, and possibly an illegal immigrant by ... However, if the same person has a diluted accent or no noticeable accent at all and can use a myriad of words in complex sentences, they are likely to be perceived as more ...
Accent - Other
... Aeros Accent, a paraglider Hyundai Accent, car produced by Hyundai Motor Company Accent Records, a record label ACCENT Speakers Bureau, a student-run organization at the University of Florida ...

More definitions of "accent":

  • (noun): Special importance or significance.
    Synonyms: emphasis
  • (verb): Put stress on; utter with an accent.
    Example: "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
    Synonyms: stress, accentuate
  • (noun): Distinctive manner of oral expression.
    Example: "He couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"
    Synonyms: speech pattern
  • (noun): A diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation.
    Synonyms: accent mark
  • (noun): The relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch).
    Synonyms: stress, emphasis

Famous quotes containing the word accent:

    The accent of a man’s native country remains in his mind and his heart, as it does in his speech.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    I had many problems in my conduct of the office being contrasted with President Kennedy’s conduct in the office, with my manner of dealing with things and his manner, with my accent and his accent, with my background and his background. He was a great public hero, and anything I did that someone didn’t approve of, they would always feel that President Kennedy wouldn’t have done that.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    I lost my ridiculous accent without acquiring another
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)