ETYM French accent, Latin accentus; ad + cantus a singing, canere to sing. Related to Cant.
1. Special importance or significance
2. Distinctive manner of oral expression; SYN. speech pattern.
Množina reči arsis je arses.
Originally, unstressed part of metrical foot; modern, accented syllable; Music, unaccented part of bar.
In music, an alternative term, borrowed from Greek poetry, for upbeat. It is the opposite of thesis (Greek “lowering”) or downbeat. In German usage, however, “arsis” and “thesis” have opposite meanings to the original Greek and English words.
1. A characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); SYN. jargon, slang, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular.
2. Insincere talk about religion or morals; SYN. pious platitude.
ETYM Latin, from Greek emphasis significance, force of expression, from emphainein to show in, indicate; en in + phainein to show. Related to In, and Phase.
1. Special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.
2. Special importance or significance; SYN. accent.
In psychology, any event or situation that makes heightened demands on a person's mental or emotional resources. Stress can be caused by overwork, anxiety about exams, money, or job security, unemployment, bereavement, poor relationships, marriage breakdown, sexual difficulties, poor living or working conditions, and constant exposure to loud noise.
Many changes that are apparently “for the better”, such as being promoted at work, going to a new school, moving to a new house, and getting married, are also a source of stress. Stress can cause, or aggravate, physical illnesses, among them psoriasis, eczema, asthma, stomach and mouth ulcers. Apart from removing the source of stress, acquiring some control over it and learning to relax when possible are the best treatments.
ETYM French ton, Latin tonus a sound, tone, from Greek tonos a stretching, straining, raising of the voice, pitch, accent, measure or meter, in pl., modes or keys differing in pitch.
In music, the quality of sound—for instance, different strings of a violin may be able to sound the same note (pitch) given certain fingerings, but each string has a different tone. A tone can also be a plainsong melody; it is also the US term (or wholetone) for a note, an interval consisting of two semitones, for example the interval of C–D.
1. A steady sound without overtones; SYN. pure tone.
2. The quality of a person's voice; SYN. tone of voice.
3. The quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author.
4. A musical interval of two semitones; SYN. whole tone, step, whole step.
5. (Linguistics) A pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages.