accentual

adjective
ac·​cen·​tu·​al | \ ak-ˈsen(t)-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce accentual (audio) , ik- \

Definition of accentual

: of, relating to, or characterized by accent specifically : based on accent rather than on quantity or syllabic recurrence accentual poetry

Other Words from accentual

accentually adverb

First Known Use of accentual

1610, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accentual

borrowed from New Latin accentuālis, from Latin accentus accent entry 1 + -ālis -al entry 1

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“Accentual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accentual. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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