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noun accent pronunciation in British English /ˈæks(ə)nt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a way of saying words that shows what country, region, or social class someone comes from
    an upper-class British accent
    Tom hasn’t lost his broad Irish accent.
    put on an accent: The kids all put on a phoney American accent.
  2. 2
    [countable] a mark above a letter that shows how you pronounce it
    There’s an acute accent on the first ‘e’.
  3. 3
    [singular] the correct emphasis on a particular part of a word or phrase when you say it
    The accent is on the first syllable.
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  4. 4
    [singular] a special emphasis given to something
    accent on: At the hotel, the accent is on luxury.
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