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KK Pronunciation

〔 strєs 〕


〔 stres 〕

Overview of noun stress

The noun stress has 5 senses

  • stress, emphasis, accent -- (the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable")

  • tension, tenseness, stress -- ((psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor")

  • stress, focus -- (special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed")

  • stress, strain -- (difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension; "she endured the stresses and strains of life"; "he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson)

  • stress -- ((physics) force that produces strain on a physical body; "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area")

Overview of verb stress

The verb stress has 3 senses

  • stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate -- (to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet")

  • stress, accent, accentuate -- (put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word")

  • try, strain, stress -- (test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!")