primary stress - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] linguistics 

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singularprimary stress
pluralprimary stresses
  1. the strongest emphasis in a word of two or more syllables when it is spoken. For example, when you say the wordfantastic’ the primary stress is on the middle syllable ‘tas’. Primary stress is marked ˈ in this dictionary.