Stress

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Template:Phonetics Stress can mean many things in English depending on the context in which it is used.

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Other forms of stress

In addition to the above forms of stress an English speaker can also use stress to impart additional information, emphasis or contrast.

In these cases stress can be added through greater loudness, higher pitch and longer duration or a combination of these. The full strong form of a non-content would would also count as stress under this definition.

Emphatic stress

Stress can refer to "emphatic stress" - where stress is placed on a particular word in a phrase for clarity or emphasis.

Contrastive stress

Stress can refer to "contrastive stress" - where stress is placed on a particular word to indicate a difference of opinion.

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