Noun Accentless Definition and Examples


Noun:

Accentless

Pronunciation:

/ˈaks(ə)ntləs/

Definition:
1.

adjective

Not having vocal accent or stress; not having musical or rhythmic stress; unaccented.
    Not characterized by a foreign, regional, or class accent.


      noun

      1. prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, or of pitch, or length, or of a combination of these.

      2. degree of prominence of a syllable within a word and sometimes of a word within a phrase: primary accent; secondary accent.

      3. a mark indicating stress (as (·, ·), or (ˈ, ˌ), or (′, ″)), vowel quality (as French grave `,acute ´,circumflex ^, ), form (as French la “the” versus là “there”), or pitch.

      4. any similar mark.

      5. Prosody. regularly recurring stress. a mark indicating stress or some other distinction in pronunciation or value.

      6. a musical tone or pattern of pitch inherent in a particular language either as a feature essential to the identification of a vowel or a syllable or to the general acoustic character of the language.Compare tone (def 7).

      7. Often, accents. the unique speech patterns, inflections, choice of words, etc., that identify a particular individual: We recognized his accents immediately. She corrected me in her usual mild accents. the distinctive style or tone characteristic of an author, composer, etc.: the unmistakably Brahmsian accents of the sonata; She recognized the familiar accents of Robert Frost in the poem.

      8. a mode of pronunciation, as pitch or tone, emphasis pattern, or intonation, characteristic of or peculiar to the speech of a particular person, group, or locality: French accent; Southern accent. Compare tone (def 5).

      9. such a mode of pronunciation recognized as being of foreign origin: He still speaks with an accent. 10. Music. a stress or emphasis given to certain notes. a mark noting this. stress or emphasis regularly recurring as a feature of rhythm. 1

      1. Mathematics. a symbol used to distinguish similar quantities that differ in value, as in b ′, b ″, b ‴ (called b prime, b second or b double prime, b third or b triple prime, respectively). a symbol used to indicate a particular unit of measure, as feet (′) or inches (″), minutes (′) or seconds (″). a symbol used to indicate the order of a derivative of a function in calculus, as f′ (called f prime) is the first derivative of a function f. 1

      2. words or tones expressive of some emotion. 1

      3. accents, words; language; speech: He spoke in accents bold. 1

      4. distinctive character or tone: an accent of whining complaint. 1

      5. special attention, stress, or emphasis: an accent on accuracy. 1

      6. a detail that is emphasized by contrasting with its surroundings: a room decorated in navy blue with two red vases as accents. 1

      7. a distinctive but subordinate pattern, motif, color, flavor, or the like: The salad dressing had an accent of garlic. verb (used with object) 1

      8. to pronounce with prominence (a syllable within a word or a word within a phrase): to accent the first syllable of “into”; to accent the first word of “White House.”.Compare stress (def 12). 1

      9. to mark with a written accent or accents. 20. to give emphasis or prominence to; accentuate.


      Examples:

      "accentlesses can be in orders."

      Origin:

      accent

      Early 19th century. From accent + -less.

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