primary accent

primary accent
the principal or strongest stress of a word.
Also called primary stress.

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  • primary accent — noun : the first and chief accent or beat of a musical measure …   Useful english dictionary

  • primary accent — pri′mary ac′cent n. phn primary stress …   From formal English to slang

  • primary accent — /praɪmri ˈæksɛnt/ (say pruymree aksent) noun → primary stress …  

  • primary accent — emphasis in pronunciation, stress in pronunciation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • primary stress — or primary accent n. Linguis. 1. the heaviest stress or force given to one syllable in a spoken word or to one word in an utterance; the strongest of the four phonemic degrees of stress 2. a mark (in this dictionary, ʹ ) used to indicate this * * …   Universalium

  • primary stress — or primary accent n. Linguis. 1. the heaviest stress or force given to one syllable in a spoken word or to one word in an utterance; the strongest of the four phonemic degrees of stress 2. a mark (in this dictionary, ʹ ) used to indicate this …   English World dictionary

  • accent — accentless, adj. accentuable /ak sen chooh euh beuhl/, adj. n. /ak sent/; v. /ak sent, ak sent /, n. 1. prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, or of pitch, or length, or of a combination of these. 2. degree of prominence of a …   Universalium

  • accent — noun /ˈæksɛnt / (say aksent) 1. the distinctive character of a vowel or syllable determined by its degree or pattern of stress or musical tone. 2. any one of the degrees or patterns of stress used in a particular language as essential features of …  

  • accent — ac•cent n. [[t]ˈæk sɛnt[/t]] v. [[t]also ækˈsɛnt[/t]] n. 1) phn prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, pitch, length, or a combination of these 2) phn degree of prominence of a syllable within a word or of a word within a… …   From formal English to slang

  • primary stress — /praɪmri ˈstrɛs/ (say pruymree stres) noun the principal or strongest accent of a word. Also, primary accent …  

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