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English definition of “stress mark”

stress mark

noun [C]    
a short vertical line that, when the pronunciation of a word is being shown , is printed before the syllable that receives the most stress or the second most stress in the word: Stress marks above the line indicate primary stress , while those below the line show secondary stress .Punctuation
(Definition of stress mark noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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