word accent

NOUN
  1. the distribution of stresses within a polysyllabic word
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How To Use word accent In A Sentence

  • But their special feature, which consists in placing the word accent by preference on the arsis, has not found much favour with musicians generally. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss
  • Thus, if the first line end with an accented monosyllable, the second line will end with a dissyllabic word accented on its first syllable, or if the first line end with a dissyllable accented on its penultimate the second line will end with a trisyllable accented on its ante-penultimate. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent
  • Is the word accentuate a good word to tell in morning assembly? Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions
  • This agglutination is precisely what obscured the original penultimate accent of the bare nominative singular, making it now a word accented on the antepenultimate syllable third-to-last syllable. Sporadic phonetic changes in the Indo-European case system
  • New York, 1906, p. 89) places hymns in this measure among those "in which the verbal accent preponderates and the metrical accent only makes itself noticeable in certain places (particularly in the fourth line and when a line closes with a word accentuated on the penultimate)". The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock
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