Now 53 years old, Russell has a pale, pudgy face and speaks softly, in a Southern accent.
In person, Khoury is genial and a fine conversationalist, speaking English gilded with a pronounced Arabic accent.
McKean looks so fragile and world-weary as he speaks in his Chicago accent, he seems to require rescue.
Basically, we shot all my stuff and I was talking in my English accent.
The sketch was really a vehicle for Cecily Strong's hysterical, over-the-top Venezuelan accent.
It had absorbed the American accent, the American clip and drawl.
How would the first accent of his iron tongue have startled his resurrectionists!
Not,' with an accent of incredulous indignation, 'Prue again?'
Like most educated Russians, he spoke English with barely an accent.
He was a silent, precise man with a dour nature and a hard Aberdonian accent.
late 14c., "particular mode of pronunciation," from Middle French accent, from Old French acent (13c.), from Latin accentus "song added to speech," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + cantus "a singing," past participle of canere "to sing" (see chant (v.)). Loan-translation of Greek prosoidia, from pros- "to" + oide "song," which apparently described the pitch scheme in Greek verse. The decorating sense of "something that emphasizes or highlights" is from 1972.
"to pronounce with accent or stress," 1520s, from Middle French accenter, from Old French acenter, from accent (see accent (n.)). Related: Accented; accenting.