primary stressprimary stress
- the heaviest stress or force given to one syllable in a spoken word or to one word in an utterance; the strongest of the four phonemic degrees of stress
- a mark (in this dictionary, ) used to indicate this
- The strongest degree of stress placed on a syllable in the pronunciation of a word.
- The mark (′) used to indicate the strongest degree of stress. Also called In both senses also called primary accent .