Accent vs. Descent

Accent vs. Descent — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Accent and Descent

Accentnoun

The relative prominence of a particular syllable of a word by greater intensity or by variation or modulation of pitch or tone.

Descentnoun

The act or an instance of descending

the slow descent of the scuba divers.

Accentnoun

Vocal prominence or emphasis given to a particular syllable, word, or phrase.

Descentnoun

A way down

fashioned a descent with an ice axe.

Accentnoun

One determined by the regional or social background of the speaker.

Descentnoun

A downward incline or passage; a slope

watched the stones roll down the descent.

Accentnoun

One determined by the phonetic characteristics of the speaker's native language carried over to that speaker's use of another language.

Descentnoun

Hereditary derivation; lineage

a person of African descent.

Accentnoun

A mark or symbol used in the printing and writing of certain languages to indicate the vocal quality to be given to a particular letter

an acute accent.

Descentnoun

The fact or process of being derived or developing from a source

a paper tracing the descent of the novel from old picaresque tales.

Accentnoun

A mark or symbol used in printing and writing to indicate the stressed syllables of a spoken word.

Descentnoun

(Law) Transmission of property, especially real estate, to a hereditary heir by an intestate owner.

Accentnoun

Rhythmically significant stress in a line of verse.

Descentnoun

A lowering or decline, as in status or level

Her career went into a rapid descent after the charges of misconduct.

Accentnoun

Emphasis or prominence given to a note or chord, as by an increase in volume or extended duration.

Descentnoun

A sudden visit or attack; an onslaught

the descent of the marauders on the settlement.

Accentnoun

A mark representing this.

Descentnoun

An instance of descending; act of coming down.

We climbed the mountain with difficulty, but the descent was easier.

Accentnoun

A mark used as a superscript to distinguish among variables represented by the same symbol.

Descentnoun

A way down.

We had difficulty in finding the correct descent.

Accentnoun

A mark used as a superscript to indicate the first derivative of a variable.

Descentnoun

A sloping passage or incline.

The descent into the cavern was wet and slippery.

Accentnoun

A mark or one of several marks used as a superscript to indicate a unit, such as feet (′) and inches (") in linear measurement.

Descentnoun

Lineage or hereditary derivation.

Our guide was of Welsh descent.

Accentnoun

A distinctive feature or quality, such as a feature that accentuates, contrasts with, or complements a decorative style.

Descentnoun

A drop to a lower status or condition; decline. en

After that, the holiday went into a steep descent.

Accentnoun

Something that accentuates or contrasts something else, as a touch of color that makes the features of an image stand out.

Descentnoun

A falling upon or invasion.

Accentnoun

Particular importance or interest; emphasis

The accent is on comfort.

Descentnoun

(topology) A particular extension of the idea of gluing. See Descent (mathematics).

Accentverb

To stress or emphasize the pronunciation of

accented the first syllable in “debacle.”.

Descentnoun

a movement downward

Accentverb

To mark with a printed accent.

Descentnoun

properties attributable to your ancestry;

he comes from good origins

Accentverb

To focus attention on; accentuate

a program that accents leadership development.

Descentnoun

the act of changing your location in a downward direction

Accentnoun

(linguistics) A higher-pitched or stronger articulation of a particular syllable of a word or phrase in order to distinguish it from the others or to emphasize it.

In the word "careful", the accent is placed on the first syllable.

Descentnoun

the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors

Accentnoun

(figuratively) Emphasis or importance in general.

At this hotel, the accent is on luxury.

Descentnoun

a downward slope or bend

Accentnoun

(orthography) A mark or character used in writing, in order to indicate the place of the spoken accent, or to indicate the nature or quality of the vowel marked.

The name Cézanne is written with an acute accent.

Descentnoun

the descendants of one individual;

his entire lineage has been warriors

Accentnoun

Modulation of the voice in speaking; the manner of speaking or pronouncing; a peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice, expressing emotion; tone.

Accentnoun

The distinctive manner of pronouncing a language associated with a particular region, social group, etc., whether of a native speaker or a foreign speaker; the phonetic and phonological aspects of a dialect.

a foreign accentan American, British or Australian accenta broad Irish accenta hint of a German accent

Accentnoun

A distinctive manner of producing a sign language, such as someone who does not normally use a certain sign language might have when using it.

Accentnoun

A word; a significant tone or sound.

Accentnoun

Expressions in general; speech.

Accentnoun

Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse.

Accentnoun

(music) A regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning, and, more feebly, the third part of the measure.

Accentnoun

(music) A special emphasis of a tone, even in the weaker part of the measure.

Accentnoun

(music) The rhythmical accent, which marks phrases and sections of a period.

Accentnoun

(music) The expressive emphasis and shading of a passage.

Accentnoun

(music) A mark used to represent specific stress on a note.

Accentnoun

(mathematics) A mark placed at the right hand of a letter, and a little above it, to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind expressed by the same letter, but differing in value, as y', y.

Accentnoun

(geometry) A mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, etc., as in 12' 27, meaning twelve minutes and twenty-seven seconds.

Accentnoun

(engineering) A mark used to denote feet and inches, as in 6' 10'', meaning six feet ten inches.

Accentnoun

Emphasis laid on a part of an artistic design or composition; an emphasized detail, in particular a detail in sharp contrast to its surroundings.

Accentnoun

A very small gemstone set into a piece of jewellery.

Accentnoun

A distinctive feature or quality.

Accentnoun

(archaic) Utterance.

Accentverb

(transitive) To express the accent of vocally; to utter with accent.

Accentverb

(transitive) To mark emphatically; to emphasize; to accentuate; to make prominent.

Accentverb

(transitive) To mark with written accents.

Accentnoun

distinctive manner of oral expression;

he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accentshe had a very clear speech pattern

Accentnoun

special importance or significance;

the red light gave the central figure increased emphasisthe room was decorated in shades of gray with distinctive red accents

Accentnoun

the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people;

the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of Englishhe has a strong German accent

Accentnoun

the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch);

he put the stress on the wrong syllable

Accentnoun

a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

Accentverb

to stress, single out as important;

Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

Accentverb

put stress on; utter with an accent;

In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word