meaning of accentuation

accentuation meaning in General Dictionary

Act of accentuating programs of accent

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  • the act of providing special importance or significance to anything
  • the employment or application of an accent; the general prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
  • Act of accentuating; applications of accent.
  • pitch or modulation of this voice in reciting portionsu000du000a of this liturgy.

accentuation meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1690s, from Medieval Latin accentuationem (nominative accentuatio) "intoning, chanting," noun of activity from past participle stem of accentuare (see accentuate).


accentuation meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Act of accentuating; applications of accent.

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  • (letter.) pitch or modulation for the voice in reciting portions of liturgy.

Sentence Examples with the word accentuation

But, even within the pale of the Roman Church, this identification provokes emphatic dissent, and is repudiated by all who are shocked by the effects of a onesided accentuation of political Catholicism on the inner life of the church, and are reluctant to see the priest playing the part of a political agitator.

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