accent etymology

English word accent comes from Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin cantus (Song, chant, singing, incantation.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word accent. Currently you are viewing the etymology of accent with the meaning: (Verb) (transitive) To express the accent of vocally; to utter with accent.. (transitive) To mark emphatically; to emphasize; to accentuate; to make prominent.. (transitive) To mark with written accents.(transitive) To express the accent of vocally; to utter with accent.. (transitive) To mark emphatically; to emphasize; to accentuate; to make prominent.. (transitive) To mark with written accents

Detailed word origin of accent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
cantus Latin (lat) Song, chant, singing, incantation.
accino Latin (lat) I sing to.
accentus Latin (lat) (figuratively) intensity, violence. (phonology) accent, tone, accentuation. A blast, signal.
accento Latin (lat)
accenter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
accenter Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
accent English (eng) (transitive) To express the accent of vocally; to utter with accent.. (transitive) To mark emphatically; to emphasize; to accentuate; to make prominent.. (transitive) To mark with written accents.

Words with the same origin as accent

Descendants of ad
aboard according accused affair agree agreement alien alley appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attend attention available huge round size tend tent
Descendants of cantus
cant chant enchanted enchanting