primary stress


noun


Nearby words

  1. primary reaction,
  2. primary root,
  3. primary school,
  4. primary sex characteristic,
  5. primary spermatocyte,
  6. primary structure,
  7. primary succession,
  8. primary syphilis,
  9. primary tissue,
  10. primary tooth

Origin of primary stress

First recorded in 1950–55

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British Dictionary definitions for primary stress

primary stress

noun

linguistics another term for primary accent
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