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  • n  the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
  • n  the act of giving special importance or significance to something

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

  • Romano Prodi in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • Yaga Venugopal Reddy in Reuters India
    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.

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