Noun accent has 5 senses
  1. accent, speech pattern - distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"
    --1 is a kind of pronunciation
    --1 has particulars: drawl
    Derived form: verb accentuate2
  2. emphasis, accent - special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of gray with distinctive red accents"
    --2 is a kind of importance, grandness
    --2 has particulars: stress, focus
    Derived forms: verb accentuate1, verb accent1
  3. dialect, idiom, accent - the 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"
    --3 is a kind of non-standard speech
    --3 has particulars: eye dialect; patois
    Derived form: verb accentuate2
  4. stress, emphasis, accent - the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
    --4 is a kind of prosody, inflection
    --4 has particulars:
     accentuation; tonic accent, pitch accent; word stress, word accent; sentence stress
    Derived forms: verb accentuate2, verb accent2
  5. accent, accent mark - a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
    --5 is a kind of diacritical mark, diacritic
    --5 has particulars:
     stress mark; acute accent, acute, ague; grave accent, grave
    Derived form: verb accentuate2
,Verb accent has 2 senses
  1. stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate - to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
    --1 is one way to express, show, evince
    Derived form: noun accent2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. stress, accent, accentuate - put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
    --2 is one way to pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say
    Derived form: noun accent4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something