secondary stresssecondary stress
- any accent, or stress, that is weaker than the full, or primary, accent
- a mark (in this dictionary, ) used to indicate this
- the second strongest of the four phonemic degrees of stress
- a mark indicating this
- The degree of stress weaker than a primary accent placed on a syllable in the pronunciation of a word.
- The mark (′) used to indicate secondary stress. Also called In both senses also called secondary accent .