ADJ. broad, marked, pronounced, strong, thick She had a pronounced Scottish accent. | slight | country, foreign, local, regional | plummy, posh, public school | cockney | American, middle-class, northern, etc.
QUANT. hint, trace Her French was excellent, without a trace of an accent.
VERB + ACCENT have, speak in/with | acquire | affect, assume, imitate, put on She put on a posh accent when she answered the phone. | cultivate | lose He lost his northern accent after moving south.
PREP. in an ~ She spoke in a broad Midlands accent. | with/without an ~ a tall man with an American accent
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