accented - definitions and synonyms

accented adjective

  1. English Meaning: 

    : (used of syllables) bearing the principle stress, usually accompanied by a change in pitch

    Example Sentenses:

    • a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word

    Synonyms:

    tonic
  2. English Meaning: 

    : bearing a stress or accent

    Example Sentenses:

    • an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'

    Synonyms:

    stressed