tonic accent

prominence given to a syllable in speaking, usually due to a change, especially a rise, in pitch.

1865–70 Unabridged
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tonic accent
1.  emphasis imparted to a note by virtue of its having a higher pitch, rather than greater stress or long duration relative to other notes
2.  another term for pitch accent

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