tekanan

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Etymology[edit]

Affixed tekan (to press) +‎ -an, from Malay tekanan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [təˈkanan]
  • Hyphenation: tê‧kan‧an

Noun[edit]

têkanan (first-person possessive tekananku, second-person possessive tekananmu, third-person possessive tekanannya)

  1. pressure:
    1. a pressing; a force applied to a surface.
    2. distress
    3. urgency
      Synonyms: desakan, paksaan
  2. (linguistics) accent: a higher-pitched or stronger articulation of a particular syllable of a word or phrase in order to distinguish it from the others or to emphasize it.
    Synonym: aksen
  3. emphasis: special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important.

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