word: a stem, together with any affixes that depend on it and possibly other stems (as part of a compound stem), which can be pronounced by itself in normal use of a language, e.g. in response to a question. Words may have special phonological features. For instance, in Mösiehuali (Tetelcingo Nahuatl), words are marked by penultimate stress. Compare: phrase, morpheme. [Spanish: palabra]