pitch accent

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pitch accent
Also called: tonic accent (in languages such as Ancient Greek or modern Swedish) an accent in which emphatic syllables are pronounced on a higher musical pitch relative to other syllables

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pitch accent

emphasis that results from pitch rather than loudness [syn: tonic accent
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