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1. A stress or special emphasis on a beat to mark its position in the measure;
2. The mark in the written music indicating an accent. There are five basic accents, staccato accents, staccatissimo accents, normal accents, strong accents, and legato accents with several combinations possible;
3. The principle of regularly recurring stresses which serve to give rhythm to the music.
See the table of accent marks in the Appendix.


John Philip Sousa: "The Stars and Stripes Forever"


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