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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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 There are lovely compositional touches: the quartet-like writing for strings early in the first piece; the wistful woodwinds of the pastoral second; the catchy, accented rhythms and expansive string themes of the Tchaikovsky-like third piece. Barbara Jepson, WSJ, "Uncertain Tempo," 31 Dec. 2018 The Green Room’s verdant, ruby- accented decor was inspired by the original green tiles framing the fireplace. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Inside Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin's Elegantly Theatrical New York Townhouse," 5 Nov. 2018 The show is about Ansari’s Dev looking for love in New York City, being a good son, being Indian-American, and trying to be an actor who isn’t pigeonholed into playing only heavy-accented cab drivers. Matthew Gilbert,, "A guide to good Netflix vs. bad Netflix," 21 June 2018 At the tender age of 23, the rapper quickly managed to build a solid fanbase due to his accented, catchy hooks. Billboard, "Chingy Reflects on Debut Album 'Jackpot' 15 Years Later: 'In My Eyes I Made History'," 12 July 2018 Expect a German-accented breakfast menu, beer specials, and more. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "Where to Watch the World Cup in L.A. (Even the Really Early Games)," 11 June 2018 Galvez, who has worked for Starbucks for three years, immigrated to the U.S. at age 5 and said he was put in remedial classes in elementary school because of his heavily accented English. Rachel Siegel,, "Starbucks’ bias training finally happened. Here’s what it looked like," 30 May 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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English Language Learners Definition of accented

: pronounced with stress
: spoken with a foreign accent

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