stress mark

stress mark


: a mark (such as ˈ or ˌ) used to show the part of a word that should be given greater stress when it is spoken

Full Definition of STRESS MARK

:  a mark used with (as before, after, or over) a written syllable in the respelling of a word to show that this syllable is to be stressed when spoken :  accent mark

First Known Use of STRESS MARK



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