sentence accent

sentence stress

the stress pattern or patterns associated with words as arranged in sentences in a particular language.
Also called sense stress, sentence accent.
Compare word stress.

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sentence stress
the stress given to a word or words in a sentence, often conveying nuances of meaning or emphasis

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