ac·​cent·​ed | \ ˈak-ˌsen-təd How to pronounce accented (audio) , ak-ˈsen-, British usually ək-ˈsen-\

Definition of accented

: spoken or written with an accent an accented syllable a person who speaks slightly/heavily accented English

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Awash with post-victory euphoria, Djokovic broke out his best imitation of Italian-accented English. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "With ticket to Wimbledon final punched, relive funniest moments from Novak Djokovic's career," 12 July 2019 The Italian-accented cocktails are delightful, while the almost all-Italian wine list gives deserved exposure to obscure grapes and small producers. Michele Parente, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Il Dandy’s Michelin-starred chefs take Italian to new heights — but is it high enough?," 4 July 2019 Only the accented singing of Leonid & Friends gives their Eastern European origins away — and the fact one of the group’s singers, Ksenia Buzina, boasts supermodel looks and a degree in international economics. 8 p.m. Aug. 8. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Summer arts 2019 | Music: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Bryan Ferry, blink-182 and more," 15 June 2019 Barry Dindyal, owner of the late Indian-accented Fusion and a neighbor who counted himself a fan of the pig’s feet soup. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "After five decades, the Hitching Post still knows how to fry right," 12 June 2019 Several former hostages however, have said they were tortured by masked British-accented men matching their descriptions. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, "One of the ISIS 'Beatles' says he's sorry. Will confessions save these fighters from death row?," 10 June 2019 Which brings us to our latest Japanese obsession, which looks poised to fill the foreign-accented cult treat void left by 2013’s cronuts: the Japanese pancake. Nicole Clausing, Sunset, "Japanese Pancakes Are the New, Highly Instagrammable Treat in Town," 22 Jan. 2018 Some of it came naturally to her—the lispy, German-accented voice, smooth and even girlish in these films. David Mermelstein, WSJ, "‘Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood’ Review: Mining Cinema’s Golden Age," 16 July 2018 The British-accented captors tortured prisoners under their control, according to former hostages; Mr. Kotey is suspected of being a particularly brutal one whom the prisoners called George. Adam Goldman, Eric Schmitt And Charlie Savage, New York Times, "Britain Presses U.S. to Avoid Death Penalty for ISIS Suspects," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of accented

1589, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accented

from past participle of accent entry 2

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The first known use of accented was in 1589

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English Language Learners Definition of accented

: pronounced with stress
: spoken with a foreign accent

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