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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2013-02-10 06:02 pm

Prompt #157

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Today's word is: stress

stress [stres]
noun
1. importance attached to a thing: to lay stress upon good manners. Synonyms: significance, meaning, emphasis, consequence; weight, value, worth.
2. Phonetics . emphasis in the form of prominent relative loudness of a syllable or a word as a result of special effort in utterance.
3. Prosody . accent or emphasis on syllables in a metrical pattern; beat.
4. emphasis in melody, rhythm, etc.; beat.
5. the physical pressure, pull, or other force exerted on one thing by another; strain.

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