stress mark

noun

Definition of stress mark

  1. :  a mark used with (as by being placed 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

1888


STRESS MARK Defined for English Language Learners

stress mark

noun

Definition of stress mark for English Language Learners

  • : 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


STRESS MARK Defined for Kids

stress mark

noun

Definition of stress mark for Students

  1. :  a mark used to show what part or syllable of a written word should be stressed when spoken

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