Accentuation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əkˌsentʃuˈeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word accentuation
Brit.  |əksɛntʃuˈeɪʃn|  British pronunciation of the word accentuation

noun

- the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
- the act of giving special importance or significance to something (syn: accenting, emphasizing)

Examples

He likes to wear clothes that accentuate his muscular build.

...let's accentuate the saxophones during this piece by having the sax players stand up...

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