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Meaning of stress-timed

stress-timed

Pronunciation: (stres'tīmd"), [key]
— adj. Phonet.
  1. having a rhythm in which stressed syllables tend to occur at regular intervals of time, regardless of the number of intervening unstressed syllables. Cf.
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