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English definition of “stress”

stress

noun [C or U] (PRONUNCIATION)    /stres/
B2 the way that a word or syllable is pronounced with greater force than other words in the same sentence or other syllables in the same word: The meaning of a sentence often depends on stress and intonation. When 'insert' is a verb, the stress is on the second syllable, but when it is a noun, the stress is on the first syllable.Ways of speaking
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