sentence stress
noun Date: 1884 the manner in which stresses are distributed on the syllables of words assembled into sentences — called also sentence accent

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sentence stress — n. the arrangement of stresses on the syllables of the words making up a sentence, varying in distribution as for emphasis, contrast, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sentence stress — noun the distribution of stresses within a sentence • Hypernyms: ↑stress, ↑emphasis, ↑accent * * * noun also sentence accent : the manner in which stresses are distributed on the syllables of words assembled into sentences called also …   Useful english dictionary

  • sentence stress — the stress pattern or patterns associated with words as arranged in sentences in a particular language. Also called sense stress, sentence accent. Cf. word stress. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • sentence stress — sen′tence stress n. phn the pattern of stress given to words arranged in a sentence, often serving to express emphasis, attitude, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • sentence-stress — См. Wertdruck …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • sentence accent — noun see sentence stress * * * sentence stress or sentence accent, the varying emphasis given to words that affects the meaning of a sentence. Example: »“He killed the dog, not his brother,” as compared with, “He killed the dog, not his brother.” …   Useful english dictionary

  • sentence accent — noun see sentence stress …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Stress (linguistics) — In linguistics, stress is the relative emphasis that may be given to certain syllables in a word. The term is also used for similar patterns of phonetic prominence inside syllables. The word accent is sometimes also used with this sense.Types of… …   Wikipedia

  • stress — I n. emphasis 1) to lay, place, put the stress on 2) to shift the stress from; to intensity of sound 3) to place, put the stress on (a syllable) 4) to shift the stress from; to 5) (a) dynamic; free; fixed; pitch; primary; qualitative;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stress — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 state of tension ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, extreme, great, high, incredible, intense, severe ▪ Separation is a time of high emotional stress …   Collocations dictionary

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