US: /ˈækˌsɛnt/, /əkˈsɛnt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

accent /'æksənt/
  • danh từ
    • trọng âm
    • dấu trọng âm
      • acute accent: dấu sắc
      • circumflex accent: dấu mũ
      • grave accent: dấu huyền
    • giọng
      • to speak English with a French accent: nói tiếng Anh với giọng Pháp
      • to speak ina plaintive accent: nói giọng than van
    • (số nhiều) lời nói, lời lẽ
      • he found every moving accent to persuade his audience: anh tìm những lời lẽ thật cảm động để thuyết phục thính giả
    • (âm nhạc) nhấn; dấu nhấn
    • (nghĩa bóng) sự phân biệt rõ rệt
    • ngoại động từ
      • đọc có trọng âm, nói có trọng âm, đọc nhấn mạnh
      • đánh dấu trọng âm
      • nhấn mạnh, nêu bật

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [C, U] a way of pronouncing the words of a language that shows which country or area a person comes from: a northern / Dublin / Indian accent + a strong / broad Scottish accent (= one that is very noticeable) + She spoke English with a faint Dutch accent.
    Compare: DIALECT
    2 [sing.] a special importance that is given to sth: 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: 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: Canape has an accent on the 'e'.
    + verb [VN] (rare) to emphasize a part of sth: The women accent their eyes with make-up.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 emphasis, stress, force, prominence, accentuation; intensity, inflection; cadence, beat:
    The accent is on the second syllable in 'reward'.
    2 diacritic, diacritical mark, mark, accent mark:
    There is an acute accent on the 'e' in 'cliché'.
    3 pronunciation, articulation, intonation, speech pattern, inflection:
    Even after forty years in the country, he still speaks English with an Italian accent.
    4 accentuate, emphasize, stress, give prominence to, mark, underline, underscore, distinguish, highlight, set off or apart:
    In her speech, the psychologist accented the 'id' in 'idiot'. Why must he always accent the negative aspect of everything?

    Collocation dictionary


    broad, marked, pronounced, strong, thick
    She had a pronounced Scottish accent.
    | slight | country, foreign, local, regional | plummy, posh, public school | cockney | American, middle-class, northern, etc.


    hint, trace
    Her French was excellent, without a trace of an accent.


    have, speak in/with | acquire | affect, assume, imitate, put on
    She put on a posh accent when she answered the phone.
    | cultivate | lose
    He lost his northern accent after moving south.


    in an ~
    She spoke in a broad Midlands accent.
    | with/without an ~
    a tall man with an American accent

    Concise English dictionary

    +distinctive manner of oral expression
    +special importance or significance
    +the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
    +the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    +a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
    +to stress, single out as important
    +put stress on; utter with an accent