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Definition of stress-timed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stress-timed

 adjective
adjective
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
(phonetics) Phonetics
 
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(of a language) having a regular rhythm of primary stresses. English is considered to be a stress-timed language. compare syllable-timed See related entries: Phonetics
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stress-timed