A metrical accent that could be placed equally well on either of
two adjacent syllables so that it seems to hover between them.
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Editors, Litencyc. "Hovering Stress". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=520, accessed 24 October 2020.]