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primary stress

Origin of primary stress
First recorded in 1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In Anglo-Saxon verse the combination of a primary stress, a secondary stress, and an unstressed syllable, is a recognized type.

    English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
  • The syllables "soul, Merman" are respectively cases of primary stress, secondary stress, and no-stress.

    English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
British Dictionary definitions for primary stress

primary stress

(linguistics) another term for primary accent
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