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accentuation

Noun

1 the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
2 the act of giving special importance or significance to something [syn: emphasizing, accenting]

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English

Etymology

Late Latin accentuatio: compare French accentuation

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Act of accentuating; applications of accent.
  2. (Ecclesiastical Music): pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy.

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