Definition of Sentence stress

1. Noun. The distribution of stresses within a sentence.

Generic synonyms: Accent, Emphasis, Stress



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sentence Stress

sent down
sent off
sent to Coventry
sent to the Tower
sent up
sente
sented
sentence
sentence adverb
sentence adverbs
sentence case
sentence connective
sentence element
sentence fragment
sentence fragments
sentence stress (current term)
sentence structure
sentenced
sentencer
sentencers
sentences
sentencewise
sentencing
sentencings
sententia
sententiae
sentential
sentential function
sententiality
sententially

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, ..."

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