plural accentus
: the part of the church service sung or recited by the priest and his assistants at the altar usually in monotone
contrasted with concentus

Word History


Medieval Latin, from Latin, accent

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accentus was in 1869

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“Accentus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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