• (adj): Suffering severe physical strain or distress.
    Synonyms: distressed, in a bad way
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on stressed:

Systems Of Scansion - Classical System Adopted To English — Macron and Breve
... verse, these marks are still sometimes used to represent stressed and unstressed syllables ... But SOFT! What LIGHT through YONder WINdow BREAKS? Symbol Syllable Type Description – Stressed Syllable carries the stress ˘ Unstressed ...
Classical Milanese Orthography - Table of Pronunciation
... grave accent a elsewhere aː stress is indicated with grave accent aa word-finally aː always stressed b always b c followed by consonant or by a, o, u k ci ...
Sonnet 127 - Structure
... syllables, the first unstressed and the second stressed ... usual foot, some feet may instead contain a trochee (stressed followed by unstressed), a spondee (two stressed), or a pyrrhic (two unstressed).” ...
Corsican Alphabet - Basic Diacritics
... The Corsican language is stressed on varying syllables, even if most often the stress occurs on the penultimate syllable (monosyllabic words are most often stressed, but may be unstressed in ... The grave accent is then written above the wowel of the stressed syllable, if it's not the penultimate one ... If that syllable is stressed, the first vowel is softened or reduced, and the second vowel holds the stress mark which must be written (IÀ/ià, IÈ/iè, IÒ/iò, IÙ/iù) ...
Stressed Skin
... In mechanical engineering, stressed skin is a type of rigid construction, intermediate between monocoque and a rigid frame with a non-loaded covering ... A stressed skin structure has its compression-taking elements localized and its tension-taking elements distributed ...

More definitions of "stressed":

  • (adj): Bearing a stress or accent.
    Example: "An iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in 'delay'"

Famous quotes containing the word stressed:

    I used to say: “there is a God-shaped hole in me.” For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important.
    Salman Rushdie (b. 1948)

    I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the word begin to move around. Stressed accents begin to invert. The word abandons its meaning like an overload which is too heavy and prevents dreaming. Then words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young. And the words wander away, looking in the nooks and crannies of vocabulary for new company, bad company.
    Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962)