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English definition of “stress”

stress

verb [T] (PRONOUNCE)    /stres/
B2 to pronounce a word or syllable with greater force than other words in the same sentence or other syllables in the same word, or to play a musical note with greater force than others in a group : In the word ' engine ', you should stress the first syllable .Ways of speaking
(Definition of stress verb (PRONOUNCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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