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asento : accent (n.)
[ Etymology: Spanish: acento: accent ]

Derivatives of asento

n. (communication)1. accent, speech patterndistinctive manner of oral expression.; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"
~ pronunciationthe manner in which someone utters a word.; "they are always correcting my pronunciation"
~ drawla slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels.
n. (state)2. accent, emphasisspecial importance or significance.; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents"
~ grandness, importancea prominent status.; "a person of importance"
~ stress, focusspecial emphasis attached to something.; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
n. (communication)3. accent, dialect, idiomthe usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people.; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"; "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"
~ non-standard speechspeech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community.
~ eye dialectthe use of misspellings to identify a colloquial or uneducated speaker.
~ patoisa regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard.
~ spang, bangleap, jerk, bang.; "Bullets spanged into the trees"
~ euphonious(of speech or dialect) pleasing in sound; not harsh or strident.; "her euphonious Southern speech"
~ forrad, forrard, forward, forwards, frontward, frontwardsat or to or toward the front.; "he faced forward"; "step forward"; "she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine"
n. (communication)4. accent, emphasis, stressthe relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch).; "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
~ prosody, inflectionthe patterns of stress and intonation in a language.
~ accentuationthe use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance.
~ pitch accent, tonic accentemphasis that results from pitch rather than loudness.
~ word accent, word stressthe distribution of stresses within a polysyllabic word.
~ sentence stressthe distribution of stresses within a sentence.
n. (communication)5. accent, accent marka diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation.
~ language, linguistic communicationa systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols.; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
~ diacritic, diacritical marka mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation.
~ stress marka mark indicating the stress on a syllable.
~ acute, acute accent, aguea mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation.
~ grave accent, gravea mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation.
v. (communication)6. accent, accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stressto stress, single out as important.; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
~ background, play down, downplayunderstate the importance or quality of.; "he played down his royal ancestry"
~ set off, bring outdirect attention to, as if by means of contrast.; "This dress accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by brackets"
~ re-emphasise, re-emphasizeemphasize anew.; "The director re-emphasized the need for greater productivity"
~ bear downpay special attention to.; "The lectures bore down on the political background"
~ evince, express, showgive expression to.; "She showed her disappointment"
~ topicalizeemphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence.; "Speakers topicalize more often than they realize"; "The object of the sentence is topicalized in what linguists call `Yiddish Movement'"
~ point upemphasize, especially by identification.; "This novel points up the racial problems in England"
~ press home, ram home, drive homemake clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something.; "drive home a point or an argument"; "I'm trying to drive home these basic ideas"
~ emphasise, underline, underscore, emphasizegive extra weight to (a communication).; "Her gesture emphasized her words"
v. (communication)7. accent, accentuate, stressput stress on; utter with an accent.; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
~ enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, sayspeak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way.; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"