Noun Accentuation Definition and Examples







The action or fact of accentuating or of being accentuated.
  1. 'a condition with accentuation of female characteristics'
  2. 'Perhaps, accentuation of this trend is directly proportional to giving a fillip to the village economy, which is now over-dependent on the milch cows, following the failure of agriculture owing to the rain playing truant.'
  3. 'There's even the familiar accentuation of all odours on the streets; a very warm breeze; heck, even the bus driver played some Hindi songs.'
  4. 'This movement sounded a bit broader than I am used to or would have expected: it plays with acuteness and every note gets its accentuation, its declamation.'
  5. 'So, for Tubby's version of the song, he kept things as simple as he could: crank up the bass, the drums, and the looping guitar lick, and strip out all but a smattering of Badoo vocal samples that he uses as accentuation.'
  6. 'The result was the accentuation of a fundamental conflict in the university's mission between furthering the pursuit of truth and serving the needs of established power.'
  7. 'And the price of buying short term relief would be the accentuation of long term pressures.'
  8. 'His new administration looks like it will reflect this accentuation.'
  9. 'If a traditional tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is performed on this type of patient, there will be a limited improvement of the belly with persistence, and maybe even an accentuation, of the hip, back, and buttocks deformities.'
  10. 'Its strengths include: its fanning the flames of love of God and neighbor, insistence that head religion alone is inadequate, its accentuation of the importance of prayer, and its valuing of the solitary way.'
  11. 'On the one hand, African cultures reflect and participate in the worldwide accentuation of inequalities, as well as the globalization of desires and the creation of a young people's market in (mostly American) consumer products.'
  12. 'It is sometimes a bit too easy and didactic to consistently underline such things as radical modulations or harmonic shifts, by means of accentuation, rhetorical pauses, ritardandos, etc.'
  13. 'She identifies that spoken word poetry has its own qualities: dynamics, pitch, accentuation, rhythmic delivery, and tempo.'
  14. 'A different kind of divergence occurs when the accentuation of words changes.'
  15. 'This discovery consists in giving up the musical rhythm and replacing it with the rhythmic word, according to the accentuation and necessities of the texts.'
  16. 'They have traditionally attempted to respect the text's accentuation by matching accented syllables to accented beats in the music, thus highlighting both rhythm and sense, often to the benefit of both words and music.'
  17. 'Gleeful and condescending was his intonation, contoured by the mandolin accentuation of Italian.'
((n.) Act of accentuating; applications of accent.|--|(n.) pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy.|--|)


1. an act or instance of accentuating.

2. something that is accentuated.


"realities can be accentuated."
"problems can be accentuated."
"policies can be accentuated."
"mislabellings can be accentuated."
"distinctions can be accentuated."
"contingencies can be accentuated."
"conditions can be accentuated."
"competitions can be accentuated."

Late 15th century: in early use from medieval Latin accentuatio(n-); in later use (early 19th century) from accentuate.

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