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primary accent

noun
1.
the principal or strongest stress of a word.
Also called primary stress.
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  • Thus, in am´ mu ni´ tion the primary accent falls on the third syllable and the secondary on the first.

    Orthography Elmer W. Cavins
  • In other respects verse-members with a secondary accent obey the same laws as those with a primary accent.

  • In compound measures the secondary accent is marked by a beat almost as strong as that given the primary accent.

    Essentials in Conducting Karl Wilson Gehrkens
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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