Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

accentual

play
adjective ac·cen·tu·al \ak-ˈsen(t)-sh(ə-)wəl, ik-\

Definition of accentual

  1. :  of, relating to, or characterized by accent; specifically :  based on accent rather than on quantity or syllabic recurrence <accentual poetry>

accentually adverb


Origin of accentual

Latin accentus


First Known Use: 1610

Rhymes with accentual


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up accentual? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to work hard

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin prompt angry oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ