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 Tune in next week to see what happens to the tall, accented man! Sara Netzley,, "Supergirl recap: The fantabulous emancipation of one Lena Luthor," 11 May 2020 Sagalyn said with a smile, in soft, French-accented English on a recent weekday morning., "Now, at 94, her work is the subject of a solo show, her first ever, at the University Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.," 11 Oct. 2019 But this time, there was a new element in the mix: Matthew McConaughey as a French-accented doctor. Tyler Aquilina,, "Matthew McConaughey joins Jimmy Fallon for another quarantine soap opera installment," 18 Apr. 2020 The hassle of serving as a translator during school conferences when his teacher couldn't understand Eva’s heavily accented English. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "'Mom, I will tell your story': After Eva Kor's death, her son returns to Auschwitz alone," 26 Jan. 2020 Martín relayed the witness’s answers in a low, steady voice, in American-accented English. Rachel Nolan, The New Yorker, "A Translation Crisis at the Border," 30 Dec. 2019 But stories also can accompany each photograph, told with German-accented relish by Hoyer, who still delivers a monthly service in his homeland language at the church on Scranton Road, that will honor his 90th birthday today. Brian Albrecht, cleveland, "Tremont minister Horst Hoyer follows the Lord’s path from dictatorship to democracy and divinity," 23 Feb. 2020 Thae told a group of foreign press members in fluent British-accented English on Wednesday in Seoul. Joohee Cho, ABC News, "Former North Korean diplomat who defected declares run for National Assembly in South Korea," 19 Feb. 2020 In the evenings, conversations in Haitian Creole and distinctly accented Spanish clash with the local dialect. Dudley Althaus,, "Southern Mexico has its own “Trump Wall”," 22 Feb. 2020

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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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“Accented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of accented

: pronounced with stress
: spoken with a foreign accent

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