primary stress

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primary stress

n.
1. The strongest degree of stress placed on a syllable in the pronunciation of a word.
2. The mark (′) used to indicate the strongest degree of stress. In both senses also called primary accent.

primary stress

n
(Linguistics) linguistics another term for primary accent

pri′mary stress′


n.
the principal or strongest degree of stress in a word or phrase: indicated in this dictionary by the mark (′). Compare secondary stress.
[1950–55]