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Definition of "accentuation" []

  • Act of accentuating; applications of accent. (noun)
  • Pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy. (noun)

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Use "accentuation" in a sentence
  • "The Fallacy of Accent ([Greek: prosodía]) is neither more nor less than a mistake in Greek accentuation."
  • "Not only the syllabic arrangement, but the accentuation is the same; whereas in Latin, the accentuation is often counter; that is, an iambic dimeter in the Hirmos is answered by a trochaic dimeter in the Troparion."
  • "a double rhythmical treatment appears, but while with intervals of two seconds the phases of temporal and intensive rhythm coincide, at rates of one and five seconds they are opposed, that is, the accentuation falls on the initial reaction which is followed by the shorter interval."