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sentence stress

noun

  1. the stress pattern or patterns associated with words as arranged in sentences in a particular language.


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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Word History and Origins

Origin of sentence stress1

First recorded in 1880–85

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Example Sentences

We may say that English sentence stress is guided by logical considerations.

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