Definition of primary stress noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


primary stress

BrE BrE//ˌpraɪməri ˈstres//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpraɪmeri ˈstres//
[countable, uncountable] (phonetics) Phonetics
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the strongest stress that is put on a syllable in a word or a phrase when it is spoken compare secondary stress See related entries: Phonetics
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: primary stress