accentuation accentuation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
  2. (n) the act of giving special importance or significance to something

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Psychologist Seashore's volume explains the psychological nature of consonance and dissonance, of accentuation in piano playing, of a singer's vibrato.
  2. Wine is a moderately exciting beverage which creates happy abandonment that favors accentuation of the phenomena essential to vitality.
  3. But this year's situation is only an accentuation of a long trend.

Quotes

  1. "Even though US politics had already started changing, Rumsfeld's resignation means an accentuation of this change," said Prodi. "We'll see over the next few days what the new direction will be. But certainly we have a political structure...
    on Nov 8, 2006 By: Romano Prodi Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Monetary policy in India would continue to be vigilant and pro-active in the context of any accentuation of global uncertainties that pose threats to growth and stability in the domestic economy," Reddy said.
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Yaga Venugopal Reddy Source: Reuters India

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