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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Recent Examples on the Web Fluent in American-accented English — just as Netanyahu is — Bennett is culturally familiar with North America after stints of living in Canada and the United States. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2021 Torres-Rosario still gets laughs, thanks to sharp comic timing in her accented line delivery, but those laughs come in appreciation for her character’s sincerity. Matthew J. Palm,, 15 May 2021 The orchestra switched on a dime from delicate lyricism to vigorous, accented sections, underscoring the surprising nature of the piece. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2021 Then the message becomes more accented and pronounced. Steve Baltin, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 Teffi often writes in a highly accented vernacular that presents a challenge, one that’s handled with skill here. Sara Wheeler, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2021 Welsh people are often represented as accented English speakers in the time depicted in Valhalla, and their language is usually overlooked. Amy Briscoe, Wired, 21 Apr. 2021 On the show, Apu is a strongly accented, traditional Indian immigrant. Pradheep J. Shanker, National Review, 18 Apr. 2021 This six-minute piece features repeating, accented patterns, but doesn’t develop much beyond this idea. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 10 Mar. 2021

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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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25 Jun 2021

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“Accented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of accented

: pronounced with stress
: spoken with a foreign accent


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