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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 of word stress
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • With respect to the word-stress and the metrical value of syllables there are in Shakespeare many archaic peculiarities.

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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8
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