sentence stress

noun

Definition of sentence stress

: the manner in which stresses are distributed on the syllables of words assembled into sentences

called also sentence accent

First Known Use of sentence stress

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sentence stress was in 1884

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sentence sense

sentence stress

sentencing guideline

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“Sentence stress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sentence%20stress. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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