English - Vietnamese Dictionary
accent /'æksənt/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- dấu trọng âm
- acute accent: dấu sắc
- circumflex accent: dấu mũ
- grave accent: dấu huyền
- 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
- (nghĩa bóng) sự phân biệt rõ rệt
- ngoại động từ
- đọc có trọng âm, nói có trọng âm, đọc nhấn mạnh
+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
Advanced English 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?
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
Her French was excellent, without a trace of an accent.
VERB + 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
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