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Meaning of ACCENTUATION

Pronunciation:  ak`senchoo'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of giving special importance or significance to something
  2. [n]  the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
 

ACCENTUATION is a 12 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: accenting, emphasizing
 
 See Also: accent, action, emphasis, stress

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ac*cen`tu*a"tion\, n. [LL. accentuatio: cf. F.
accentuation.]
Act of accentuating; applications of accent. Specifically
(Eccles. Mus.), pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting
portions of the liturgy.

 

 

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