secondary accent


secondary accent

noun

  1. a stress accent weaker than primary accent but stronger than lack of stress.

noun

  1. phonetics (in a system of transcribing utterances recognizing three levels of stress) the accent on a syllable of a word or breath group that is weaker than the primary accent but stronger than the lack of stressin the word “agriculture” the secondary accent falls on the third syllable Compare primary accent

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