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Definition of the adjective accentual
What does accentual mean as an attribute of a noun?
- of or pertaining to accent or stress
- lexical domain: Relational Adjectives (pertainyms)
- (of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity
Alternative definition of the adjective accentual
- Of or pertaining to accent; characterized or formed by accent.
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Poetry 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, ...
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.
Linguistics Encyclopedia (2004)
by Kirsten Malmkjaer
Accent inalanguage functions contrastively by bringing into prominence one, andonlyone,syllable inwhat iscalled an accentual unit. Since an accentual unitisin many languages(e.g.Polish, Spanish,Russian, Italian) what is commonly referred ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
by Michael Lapidge, John Blair, Simon Keynes, Donald Scragg
OldEnglish is mostcloselyrelatedto the varietyknownas Old Frisian,and bothdialectshave accentual features in common which distinguish them from the other West Germanic languages, like High German and Dutch; cf.Old English dæg.
by Arnold James Cooley
it The last three accentual marks ("□'), tis employed in French, denote a difference in the pronunciation of the vowels, irrespective of accent, in the common sense of the word ; the modifications of the vowel ...
by Don Michael Randel
As may be seen from several of the foregoing con- tinua, rhythm is necessarily a part of the pitch and tex- tural aspects of music as well, and one can speak of durational rhythm, accentual rhythm, textural rhythm, harmonic rhythm, melodic ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)
The accentual marks are said to have been invented by a famous grammarian, Aristophanes of Byzantium, keeper of the Alexandrian library under Ptolemy Philopater, and Epiphanes, who was the first likewise who is supposed to have ...
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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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