US / strɛs/

UK /stres/

  • verb
  • To emphasize one or more parts of a word, sentence
  • To put pressure on something or someone
  • To say your opinion strongly
  • To be in a state of mental tension due to problems
  • noun
  • Emphasis on part of a word or sentence
  • Pressure on something or someone
  • A state of mental tension, worry due to problems


Private schools tend to stress the more academic subjects.

An overcrowded workplace can be a major source of stress.

Mark the primary stress in each word.