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Main Entry: 1ac·cent
Pronunciation: primarystressak-secondarystresssent
Function: noun
1 : a way of talking shared by a group (as the people of a country)
2 : greater stress or force given to a syllable of a word in speaking <before has the accent on the last syllable>
3 : a mark (as ´, `, or ^ accents) identifying a syllable that is stressed in speaking
4 : greater stress given to a beat in music
5 : an emphasized detail used for contrast

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