French translation of 'accent'
1. (= pronunciation) accent m
to have a German accent avoir l’accent allemand
He has a French accent. Il a l’accent français.
to speak with an accent parler avec un accent
to speak with an Irish accent parler avec l’accent irlandais
She speaks with a slight American accent. Elle parle avec un léger accent américain.
to have a strong accent avoir un accent marqué
2. (Linguistics) (= written mark) accent m
3. (= emphasis, stress) accent m
the accent is on ... l’accent est mis sur ...
to put the accent on sth mettre l’accent sur qch
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It was all delivered in a broad West Country accent.Seminary Boy (2006)
Each song reflects its different writer in distinctive accents.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
I do a great Paisley Scottish accent.The Sun (2016)
Liverpool was right, but too distinctive an accent and place.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Perhaps that accent goes some way to explaining it.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She will presumably be able to tell him why some accents and some languages just sound nicer than others.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The guy in shorts with a really strong Aussie accent may have a billion dollars.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
This patronising voice with a whine and an awful regional accent was talking.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Uses voice recognition to train you on accents and pronunciation.The Sun (2012)
Where does this accent failure come from?Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Why does it have to be a Scottish accent?Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But it was unusual to hear the script delivered in a northern accent for once.The Sun (2011)
He speaks with a strong South African accent.The Sun (2016)
And all because they couldn't find a woman of colour with a regional accent in time.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Born in Kent and talks with an American accent!Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I hung on his heavily accented speeches.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
That is the language, the accent, people who live on the internet have forged.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The flat Black Country accent is peerless for delivering these kind of pronouncements.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
All had northern accents and almost all said their accent had been mentioned by mentors at their schools.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
And to keep quiet when he's visiting, so no one hears the accent.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
He asked me with a strong French accent where my ring was.The Sun (2017)
Her American accent was all over the place.The Sun (2006)
One had blue eyes and blond hair and spoke with a northern accent.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She switches effortlessly between regional accents to suit the person in front of her.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The exhibition will also show how Victorians were acutely aware of how accents betrayed their class status.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The only trouble is that it gives me an American accent.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
You can see that today from the number of different languages and accents you can hear in the crowd.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: accent NOUN
Someone who speaks with a particular accent pronounces the words of a language in a distinctive way that shows which country, region, or social class they come from.
He had developed a slight American accent.
Translation of accent from the Collins English to French Dictionary