Accentuation (noun)

  1. The way in which a word is pronounced, including its stress and intonation.
  2. The use of accents in writing, such as a written mark over a vowel to indicate a different pronunciation.


From late latin accentuatio, from latin accentus, from ad- + cantus 'song'.


  1. The accentuation of the word 'banana' is different in American and British English.
  2. The accentuation of the word 'café' is crucial to its proper pronunciation.
  3. The accentuation rules in French are much more complicated than in English.
  4. The accentuation of this phrase is all wrong.
  5. The accentuation of the word 'café' is indicated by the accent mark over the 'e'.
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