Which syllable is stressed in 'meeker'? I have looked in the dictionary, and just found the transcription of 'meek'.

  • The meek shall inherit the stress. – deadrat Apr 16 '16 at 8:13
  • @deadrat So the stress is on the first syllable? – Mahmud Muhammad Naguib Apr 16 '16 at 8:15
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    Yes, rhymes with beaker. – deadrat Apr 16 '16 at 8:16
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    Yes, that is the case with most comparatives, except where the comparative element is being deliberately stressed e.g. I didn't say he was meek, I said he was meekER. – WS2 Apr 16 '16 at 8:21

It's pronounced /ˈmiːkə(ɹ)/, to rhyme with "beaker" and "leaker" -- the accent is on the first syllable.

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    He was meeker because the spot on his pants revealed that his beaker was a leaker. – Hot Licks Apr 16 '16 at 12:27

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