ac·​cent·​ed ˈak-ˌsen-təd How to pronounce accented (audio)
 British usually  ək-ˈsen-
: spoken or written with an accent
an accented syllable
a person who speaks slightly/heavily accented English

Examples of accented in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are drawls, and then there are twangs, accented vowels that are compounded into two or three, sometimes changing the pace of speech, other times not. New York Times, 26 Mar. 2024 This is Esposito’s second heavily accented, stylish crime show in the past month. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Mar. 2024 The Stream Onyx is a more affordable alternative to the Stream Carbon, one that lacks the latter’s premium metallic accented finishings and Ortofon Red 2M cartridge. Quentyn Kennemer, The Verge, 24 Feb. 2024 Native Spanish speakers have indeed faced discrimination in this country for using their language, or speaking in accented English, especially since Trump was in office. Marisa Tirado, Vogue, 29 Sep. 2023 Gibson gives the show its one bit of identifiable star power, with the tradeoff being his strangely accented, over-the-top performance is distractingly bad. Brian Lowry, CNN, 22 Sep. 2023 Unlike so many modern pianists, Cliburn never bangs out accented ideas. Dallas News, 29 June 2022 Whether the note contains an unadulterated misogynist slur or an accented one, leaving it was also the act of a man trying to establish his own power and dominance over a woman. Allison Hope, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 With views of the Shard, the suite continues with a taupe color palette, yet there are pops of color with the teal dining chairs, the circular rug under the bed, or the black accented wall in the main bathroom that matches the black marble sink counter. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023

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Word History


from past participle of accent entry 2

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accented was in 1589

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Cite this Entry

“Accented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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