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... acute in writing, maybe. Alternatively, there’s one’s expression when talking ... (6)


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(Other definitions for accent that I've seen before include "Local way of pronouncing words" , "Stress, emphasis" , "Local way of speaking or enunciation" , "A localised way of speaking" , "Regional speech characteristic" .)

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