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sense stress

noun

sentence stress

noun
1.
the stress pattern or patterns associated with words as arranged in sentences in a particular language.
Also called sense stress, sentence accent.
Compare word stress.
Origin of sentence stress
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for sense stress

sentence stress

noun
1.
the stress given to a word or words in a sentence, often conveying nuances of meaning or emphasis
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