Words of two syllable ending in ose usually accent the last syllable, as verbose′, but words of three or more syllables with this ending accent the antepenult, with a secondary accent on the last syllable, as com′-a-tose.
The voice would be incapable of accenting easily the unimportant prefix in such a word as ac-cuse′, for instance.
Words ending in ic usually accent the penult, scientif′ic, histor′ic, etc.
I've heard a great deal about Mrs.--" accenting the word "Mrs.--Lester Kane."
The sun, fairly low on the horizon, struck full force on the houses in this town, accenting their whiteness.
A big, loud Wolf, with a haunting emptiness in his eyes—as if he were always deeply drugged—a metallic, mirthless laugh constantly accented his speech.
She put on a black dress that accented her white skin and complemented her thick black hair.
Second, we should beware of a habit only too prevalent in the United States of giving syllables not properly accented some share of the regular accent.
and played that sparkling melody three times through accenting the notes in the third round in a most artistic and lively manner by bending his body in small jerks and tapping with his foot to beat time.
We may never be sure just how to accent a large class of names taken from the Latin and Greek without knowing the length of the vowel in the original,——such words, for example, as Mede′a, Posi′don (more properly written Posei′don), Came′nia, Iphigeni′a, Casto′lus, Cas′tores, etc.
Words of more than two syllables ending in cate, date, gate, fy, tude, and ty preceded by a vowel usually accent the antepenult, as dep′recate, etc.