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word stress

noun
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:
1910–15

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word stress
 
n
the stress accent on the syllables of individual words either in a sentence or in isolation

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