Definition of Sentence stress
1. Noun. The distribution of stresses within a sentence.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sentence Stress
Literary usage of Sentence stress
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1900)
"The above are examples of sentence-stress and sentence- intonation as ... English uses both sentence-stress and word-stress to express differences of ..."
2. An Introduction to the Study of Language by Leonard Bloomfield (1914)
"This highest stress or sentence stress is in all languages given to the emotionally most vivid part of the sentence, — a result of the fundamental character ..."
3. An Introduction to the Scientific Study of English Poetry: Being Prolegomena by Mark Harvey Liddell (1902)
"Now these physical concomitants of word and sentence-stress which appear when ... But " accent" and " emphasis " are not word-stress and sentence-stress any ..."
4. A Grammar of the Dialect of Adlington (Lancashire) by Alexander Hargreaves (1904)
"Weak sentence stress. § 62. The following words have weak forms caused by the sentence accent. Others are given in the accidence. The auxiliary verb have ev ..."
5. A Brief History of the English Language by Oliver Farrar Emerson (1896)
"By sentence-stress is meant that more prominent accent which rests on one or more ... The importance of recognizing sentence-stress, as well as word-stress, ..."