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Definition of the adjective accentual

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  1. of or pertaining to accent or stress
  2. (of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity
    • examples: accentual poetry is based on the number of stresses in a line | accentual rhythm
    • antonyms: syllabic; quantitative

Alternative definition of the adjective accentual


  1. Of or pertaining to accent; characterized or formed by accent.

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Google previewPoetry Dictionary (2006)

by John Drury

ACCENTUAL METER (ak-sen'-choo-ul) A rhythmic pattern based on a recurring number of accents (or stresses) in each line of a poem or section of a poem. In ' accentual-syllabic meter, some weak syllables may be accented, however slightly, ...

Google previewThe Anthem Dictionary of Literary Terms and Theory (2010)

by Peter Auger

accentual verse 3 performed in Latin, though sometimes in the VERNACULAR. The earliest surviving COMEDY in English was written by a schoolmaster called Nicholas Udall, and was probably performed by pupils of Westminster school.

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012)

by Roland Greene, Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul F. Rouzer, Harris Feinsod, David Marno, Alexandra Slessarev

Accentual Imitations. Although mod. scholarship has for the most part held the view that Lat. verse should be ...

Google previewThe Spenser Encyclopedia (1990)

by Albert Charles Hamilton

The main 'polisher' was Surrey, who produced melodiously varied lines on a solid accentual-syllabic foundation which was to be the norm of English verse for the next three centuries. Isolated earlier poets had produced regular accentual ...

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Accentual Meaning

Video shows what accentual means. Of or pertaining to accent; characterized or formed by accent.. Designating verse rhythms based on stress accents..

Scrabble value of A1C3C3E1N1T1U1A1L1

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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