- n. 重音；口音；强调
- vt. 重读；强调
高考真题原句提选：Her accent sounds slightly less noble than it did 50 years ago.
1. [C, U] a way of pronouncing the words of a language that shows which country, area or social class a person comes from
a northern / Dublin / Indian / Scottish accent
a strong / broad accent (= six that is very noticeable)
She spoke English with an accent.
⇨ compare dialect
2. [sing.] a special importance that is given to sth
SYN emphasis :
In all our products the accent is on quality.
3. [C] the emphasis that you should give to part of a word when saying it
SYN stress :
In ‘today’ the accent is on the second syllable.
4. [C] a mark on a letter to show that it should be pronounced in a particular way
Canapé has an accent on the ‘e’.
canapé 在 e 上面有尖音符号。verb/ Ak5sent /
[VN] to emphasize a part of sth
accent1 /ˈæksənt $ ˈæksent/ ●●○ noun [countable]
1 the way someone pronounces the words of a language, showing which country or which part of a country they come from口音 → dialect
He had a strong Irish accent.
2 the accent is on somethingif the accent is on a particular quality, feeling etc, special importance is given to it重点在…上，强调…
accommodation with the accent on comfort
3 the part of a word that you should emphasize when you say it重音SYN stress
In the word ‘dinner’ the accent is on the first syllable.
accent2 /əkˈsent $ ˈæksent/ verb [transitive]
1 to make something more noticeable so that people will pay attention to it显出，突出；强调SYN highlight
Use make-up to accent your cheekbones and eyes.
- He had developed a slight American accent.他说话带上了一点轻微的美国口音。
- He is putting the accent on military readiness…他强调要保持备战状态。
- There is often a strong accent on material success.经常大力强调物质成就。
[count] : a way of pronouncing words that occurs among the people in a particular region or country口音；腔调
Regional accents are common in the U.S.地方口音在美国很常见。
She spoke with an American/English accent.她说话带美国/英国口音。
The tourist had a foreign accent.那位游客说话带外国口音。
He has a heavy/thick southern accent.他有很重的南方口音。
a slight/light/faint accent轻微的口音
a French/German/Italian accent法国/德国/意大利口音
[count] : greater stress or force given to a syllable of a word in speech重音
The word “before” has the accent on the last syllable.单词before的重音落在最后一个音节上。
Put the accent on the first syllable of the word.把重音放在这个单词的第一个音节上。
a : a mark (such as ˈ or ˌ) used to show the part of a word that should be given greater stress when it is spoken重音符号如ˈ或ˌ
b : a mark placed above a letter to show how it should be pronounced（字母上的）变音符号
The accents in the French word “émigré” show how the letter “e” should be pronounced.法语单词emigre上的变音符号表明了字母e该如何发音。
[singular] : special concern or attention : emphasis着重点；强调 — usually + on
This year’s new TV shows put/place the/an accent on youth.今年的新电视节目把重点放在了年轻人身上。
Our accent is on providing our customers with dependable service.我们的重点是向顾客提供可靠的服务。
[count] : a small decorative object or detail that is different from the things that are around it点缀；亮点；特色
This type of plant is often used as a decorative accent.这种植物通常用来做装饰。
used accents of bright colors in the new room新房间内使用亮色来进行点缀