fixed accent


Definition of fixed accent

1 : word accent occurring regularly on a specified syllable of a word or on a syllable which is specified in terms of vowel length or consonant combinations in the word
2 : word accent occurring on the same syllable in derivative and inflectional forms of a root or stem

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“Fixed accent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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