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


secondary stress

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