the stress pattern or patterns associated with the words of a particular language when they are considered in isolation.
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Compare sentence stress.
Origin of word stress
First recorded in 1910–15
Also called word accent.
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Examples from the Web for word stress
With respect to the word-stress and the metrical value of syllables there are in Shakespeare many archaic peculiarities.A History of English Versification|Jakob Schipper
British Dictionary definitions for word stress
the stress accent on the syllables of individual words either in a sentence or in isolation
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