agogic accent

noun

Definition of agogic accent

: stress secured through relative prolongation of the tones to be emphasized — compare agogics

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First Known Use of agogic accent

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Agogic accent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agogic%20accent. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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