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

Examples of accented in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With Mercury at the top of your solar chart after the 4th, speaking and writing are accented but be careful not to be too blunt and outspoken near the 7th. Katharine Merlin, Town & Country, 1 Aug. 2022 The green-accented interior of the limited edition features stain-resistant fabric made from recycled materials and sustainably sourced wood throughout. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 29 July 2022 The accented flavor of olive oil adds an exceptional taste to this moist summer cake. Nik Pugmire, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2022 By contrast, Bada$$ bobs and swerves about in a gruff and deeply accented flow. Mosi Reeves, Rolling Stone, 21 July 2022 Some Malden residents have defended her, saying it’s xenophobic and sexist to question the credentials of the new chief, who is originally from Guatemala and speaks accented English. Globe Staff,, 16 June 2022 The doctor was a middle-aged man with a tidy gray beard and a warm, slightly accented voice. New York Times, 15 June 2022 The 28-year-old has gravitated toward idiosyncratic characters throughout her career, transitioning between the brutish, Missouri-born and -bred Ruth and the uniquely accented Delvey with incredible ease. Sam Reed, Glamour, 8 June 2022 Hall’s characters always have things to say and these episodes find the writer with lots to say and lots to address — the series continues to say those things with a dexterous, stinging, thickly accented voice all its own. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 June 2022 See More

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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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29 Sep 2022

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“Accented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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