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accentuation

[ak-sen-choo-ey-shuh n] /ækˌsɛn tʃuˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of accentuating.
2.
something that is accentuated.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Medieval Latin accentuātiōn- (stem of accentuātiō) intoning. See accentuate, -ion
Related forms
overaccentuation, noun
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Word Origin and History for over accentuation

accentuation

n.

1690s, from Medieval Latin accentuationem (nominative accentuatio) "intoning, chanting," noun of action from past participle stem of accentuare (see accentuate).

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