Translation of accent in Spanish:


acento, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈaks(ə)nt//ˈaksɛnt/


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    • It's a neat trick to have a way to spell words containing both nasalization and crucially important tone without any accents or funny letters.
    • Little accents, little umlauts, tiny apostrophes like snowflakes sting her cheeks.
    • The spelling is fundamentally phonetic and the stress falls on the next to last syllable unless indicted by an accent mark.
    • FYI - I had to leave out some of the accent marks on some of the Spanish words.
    • Why do the normal keyboard letter combinations for eg French accents not work in comments boxes?
    • Elegant accent marks can make any typical product name sound like a shimmering diamond mined from the fertile bowls of the finest dragon filled cave.
    • I don't think I grasped much of the concept of where to place accents in the Spanish language, but oh well.
    • The accents and other diacritical marks we now use to write ancient Greek are comparatively late inventions.
    • The Soviet Russia template has an interesting linguistic aspect: the paired contrastive accents that indicate role reversal.
    • Modern Greek also retains from the ancient language a system of three pitch accents (acute, circumflex, grave).
    • After all, people who write in these languages on a computer want to use the correct accent marks.
    • 1.1(pronunciation)

      acento masculine
      to speak with a German/southern accent hablar con acento alemán/del sur
      • her French accent is perfect tiene muy buen acento cuando habla francés
      • Fraudsters may have ‘upper class' accents and a Mayfair address but the lines are the same.
      • When actors baulked at speaking lines in a foreign language - or their accents were execrable - native-speakers were brought in to play the parts.
      • And a beautiful thing, for me, was that most spoke with foreign accents and in foreign languages.
      • But the five Americans also manage highly creditable regional or class accents.
      • It is believed he was British but the suspect spoke in a Patois accent, the accent of Caribbean street language.
      • After reading, judges check on their pronunciation, accent, posture and eye contact.
      • With some exceptions, strong regional or Spanish accents are associated with working-class status.
      • I heard my dad struggle with the pronunciation, trying to add on an Italian accent along with the words and couldn't hold back a giggle.
      • ‘Some people with working class or regional accents are not getting the chances they deserve and that is a waste,’ she says.
      • As for the impact of popular culture, Kay says that the evidence isn't so much that TV levels out language, but that strong regional accents from all over Britain seem to be thriving.
      • The melange of languages and accents was as varied as the faces.
      • The annual meeting of China's legislature is a jamboree of regional accents and languages.
      • Type in whatever you want into the text box, and it'll read it out in an eerily realistic human voice. You can even pick male or female voices and a few different languages or accents.
      • All TV announcers had unbelievable upper class accents.
      • Mass-media broadcasters spoke in the accents of the upper classes.
      • Primarily, however, I notice the sheer multiplicity of accents, languages and ethnic types jostling for space in those sweaty Tube carriages.
      • The conversation veered towards language and accents.
      • And is there anywhere in the world with a greater diversity of accents than London?
      • Yet, although we share the same language, English accents still confuse the locals.
      • The whole country was a mixture of different languages and accents back then, especially in the rural areas.

    • 1.2(literary) (tone)

      tono masculine
      her tender accents su dulce tono

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    • 2.1Linguistics Music

      acento masculine
      • In Samoan words all syllables are given equal timing with a slight accent placed on the penultimate syllable.
      • The use of unpredictable accents also can add to the rhythmic complexity of a musical work.
      • And when the British crossed the Atlantic and the accent shifted from a to e, all the vowels shifted along one position, e i o u a.
      • Furthermore, the narrator speaks with the words, accents, and intonations of Golyadkin himself.
      • Mania, they were told, is simply the Italian translation of the word obsession, and anyway it's pronounced with the accent on the second syllable.
      • Sir John Barbirolli in rehearsal with the Hallé Orchestra, with subtly weighted accents on the first beat of each note group in the strings, is not to be ignored.
      • Syncopated staccato accents gradually drop into place on top of an extended droning chord.
      • By contrast, the three-beat group is subdivided as a hemiola with accents falling on beat 1 and the second half of beat 2.
      • Similarly the trumpet/xylophone guy did some well-placed accents throughout, weaving his notes into the fabric of the music.
      • The weight came from accents and the interpretation's fire, not from thick orchestral playing or slow tempos.
      • In the second to last bar of ‘Purgatorio’, Mahler wrote a chord B E-G plus an accent.
      • He might land his hardest accent in the middle of a triplet of notes, or rustle the snare and tom-tom drums with his sticks the way others brush the ride and high-hat cymbals.
      • Moravec takes the opening of the first in a way that connects with Bartók's piano dances, with shifting accents.
      • Tempos tend to be driving, and accents tend to be emphatic, strengthening the similarities between Schumann and Beethoven.
      • As in the accented baseline condition, the two kinds of accents emphasized the same tones.
      • The meter, complexity of rhythms created by dotted rhythms, triplets and irregular accents manifest the spirit of Korean peasant dance and music.
      • The displacement of the normal musical accent from a strong beat to a weak one.
      • In all but parts of eastern Slovakia, the stress is on the first syllable of a word; longer words (three or more syllables) have secondary accents.
      • Some of these have involved minutely detailed descriptions of snare drum accents and eight-to-the-bar boogie-woogie rhythms.
      • These aren't imported words with genuine umlauts, but retrospective accents denoting a junked hyphen as in microorganisms or coordinated.
      • The rich tone and strong accents of Gabriel Beavers's solo bassoon were striking.
      • Or consider the college piano student, carefully groomed to taper each Mozartean phrase just so, and deliver sharp accents in Bartok.
      • The composer's intentions may be notated as dots, dashes, accents, and slurs.
      • TO-mah-to, they called them in Calcutta, with the accent on the first syllable, making no distinction between singular or plural.
      • Riemann published editions of standard keyboard works in which agogic accents were marked with the sign ^.
      • There are sharp pizzicato accents everywhere, and once again, leave it to David Finckel to look like he is having the time of his life.
      • Falimako is pronounced FA-li-ma-ko with the accent on the FA.
      • Also, the accent should be on the second syllable: a-SAH-a-na.
      • Rachmaninoff indicates that the tenor carries the melody by placing accents over each of its notes.

    • 2.2(emphasis)

      énfasis masculine
      to put the accent on sth poner énfasis en algo

  • 3

    acento masculine
    tilde feminine

transitive verb

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    (syllable/word) acentuar
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