agogic accent


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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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to express in a more acceptable way

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