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acute accent a diacritical mark (), placed over a vowel to indicate length or high pitch, or to indicate primary stress of a syllable. (Cf. grave accent.)
grave accent a diacritical mark (), placed over a vowel to indicate length or low pitch, or to indicate secondary stress of a syllable. (Cf. acute accent.)
primary accent the strongest stress or emphasis given to one syllable in a spoken word or to one word in an utterance; primary stress. [2 definitions]
secondary accent a stress accent that is not as strong as a primary accent; secondary stress. [2 definitions]