(n.) The quality or state of being able; power to perform, whether physical, moral, intellectual, conventional, or legal; capacity; skill or competence in doing; sufficiency of strength, skill, resources, etc.; -- in the plural, faculty, talent.
A diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
Put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
The relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
To stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
Distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"
The usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"; "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"
Special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distin