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word stress

noun
1.
the stress pattern or patterns associated with the words of a particular language when they are considered in isolation.
Also called word accent.
Compare sentence stress.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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British Dictionary definitions for word stress

word stress

noun
1.
the stress accent on the syllables of individual words either in a sentence or in isolation
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