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primary accent

noun
1.
the principal or strongest stress of a word.
Also called primary stress.
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Examples for primary accent
  • Drought-resistant trees and shrubs must be the primary accent plants.
British Dictionary definitions for primary accent

primary accent

noun
1.
(linguistics) the strongest accent in a word or breath group, as that on the first syllable of agriculture Compare secondary accent
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