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The noun address has different stress in American and British pronunciation.

  • In Britain, the noun is the same as the verb. The stress is on the second syllable: 'er_DRESS', IPA: /ə 'drɛs/. We 'er_DRESS' an envelope, or we 'put an 'er_DRESS' on it.
  • In at least some American accents, the stress in the noun is on the first syllable: 'AD_dress' IPA: /'æ drɛs/. The verb remains the same, 'er-DRESS'.

There is an article on the use of punctuation in a postal address.