accentual

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adjective ac·cen·tu·al \ak-ˈsen(t)-sh(ə-)wəl, ik-\

Definition of accentual

  1. :  of, relating to, or characterized by accent; specifically :  based on accent rather than on quantity or syllabic recurrence <accentual poetry>

accentually

adverb

Origin and Etymology of accentual

Latin accentus


First Known Use: 1610

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