accenting

Is accenting a Scrabble word? YES

Is accenting a Words With Friends word? YES


The word ACCENTING is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 19 points in Words with Friends

There are 9 letters in the word ACCENTING

2 Definitions  for the word accenting:

GCIDE Definitions - ACCENT

Accent
Ac"cent` (/), n. [F. accent, L. accentus; ad + cantus a singing, canere to sing. See Cant.] 1. A superior force of voice or of articulative effort upon some particular syllable of a word or a phrase, distinguishing it from the others.
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Many English words have two accents, the primary and the secondary; the primary being uttered with a greater stress of voice than the secondary; as in as, where the chief stress is on the third syllable, and a slighter stress on the first. Some words, as an, in-com, have two secondary accents. See Guide to Pron., 30-46.
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2. A mark or character used in writing, and serving to regulate the pronunciation; esp.: (a) a mark to indicate the nature and place of the spoken accent; (b) a mark to indicate the quality of sound of the vowel marked; as, the French accents.
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In the ancient Greek the acute accent (grave (`), the level tone or simply the negation of accent, the circumflex ( ~ or ^) a tone raised and then depressed. In works on elocution, the first is often used to denote the rising inflection of the voice; the second, the falling inflection; and the third (^), the compound or waving inflection. In dictionaries, spelling books, and the like, the acute accent is used to designate the syllable which receives the chief stress of voice.
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3. Modulation of the voice in speaking; manner of speaking or pronouncing; peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice; tone; as, a foreign accent; a French or a German accent. accent.Shak. accent.Thackeray.
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The tender accent of a woman's cry. Prior.
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4. A word; a significant tone; (pl.) expressions in general; speech.
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Winds! on your wings to Heaven her accents bear,
Such words as Heaven alone is fit to hear.
Dryden.
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5. (Pros.) Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse.
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6. (Mus.) (a) A regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning, and, more feebly, the third part of the measure. (b) A special emphasis of a tone, even in the weaker part of the measure. (c) The rhythmical accent, which marks phrases and sections of a period. (d) The expressive emphasis and shading of a passage. J. S. Dwight.
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7. (Math.) (a) A mark placed at the right hand of a letter, and a little above it, to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind expressed by the same letter, but differing in value, as y (b) (Trigon.) A mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, etc.; as, 12i. e., twelve minutes twenty seven seconds. (c) (Engin.) A mark used to denote feet and inches; as, 610is six feet ten inches.
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Accent
Ac"cent` (/), n. [F. accent, L. accentus; ad + cantus a singing, canere to sing. See Cant.] 1. A superior force of voice or of articulative effort upon some particular syllable of a word or a phrase, distinguishing it from the others.
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Many English words have two accents, the primary and the secondary; the primary being uttered with a greater stress of voice than the secondary; as in as, where the chief stress is on the third syllable, and a slighter stress on the first. Some words, as an, in-com, have two secondary accents. See Guide to Pron., 30-46.
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2. A mark or character used in writing, and serving to regulate the pronunciation; esp.: (a) a mark to indicate the nature and place of the spoken accent; (b) a mark to indicate the quality of sound of the vowel marked; as, the French accents.
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In the ancient Greek the acute accent (grave (`), the level tone or simply the negation of accent, the circumflex ( ~ or ^) a tone raised and then depressed. In works on elocution, the first is often used to denote the rising inflection of the voice; the second, the falling inflection; and the third (^), the compound or waving inflection. In dictionaries, spelling books, and the like, the acute accent is used to designate the syllable which receives the chief stress of voice.
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3. Modulation of the voice in speaking; manner of speaking or pronouncing; peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice; tone; as, a foreign accent; a French or a German accent. accent.Shak. accent.Thackeray.
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The tender accent of a woman's cry. Prior.
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4. A word; a significant tone; (pl.) expressions in general; speech.
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Winds! on your wings to Heaven her accents bear,
Such words as Heaven alone is fit to hear.
Dryden.
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5. (Pros.) Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse.
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6. (Mus.) (a) A regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning, and, more feebly, the third part of the measure. (b) A special emphasis of a tone, even in the weaker part of the measure. (c) The rhythmical accent, which marks phrases and sections of a period. (d) The expressive emphasis and shading of a passage. J. S. Dwight.
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7. (Math.) (a) A mark placed at the right hand of a letter, and a little above it, to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind expressed by the same letter, but differing in value, as y (b) (Trigon.) A mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, etc.; as, 12i. e., twelve minutes twenty seven seconds. (c) (Engin.) A mark used to denote feet and inches; as, 610is six feet ten inches.
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GCIDE Definitions - ACCENTING

accenting
accenting n. 1. the act of giving special importance or significance to something.
Syn. -- emphasizing
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accenting
accenting n. 1. the act of giving special importance or significance to something.
Syn. -- emphasizing
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