From Hull AWE
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'.