|Origin:||Latin accentus, from ad- 'to' + cantus 'song'|
the way someone pronounces the words of a language, showing which country or which part of a country they come from [↪ dialect]:
He noticed that I spoke Polish with an accent.
English/American/Indian etc accent
a slight American accent
a broad/strong/slight/faint etc accent
a broad Irish accent
if the accent is on a particular quality, feeling etc, special importance is given to it:
accommodation with the accent on comfort
the part of a word that you should emphasize when you say it [= stress]
In the word 'dinner' the accent is on the first syllable.
a written mark used above or below particular letters in some languages to show how to pronounce that letter