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Unaccented

adjective
1.
Used of syllables.  Synonym: atonic.
2.
(used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress.  Synonyms: light, weak.  "A weak stress on the second syllable"






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"Unaccented" Quotes from Famous Books



... to be despised as a rival, this "snowy-banded, dilettant, delicate-handed priest." In the first place, he was a really nice, honorable young fellow, with no much worse faults than a pedantically correct pronunciation of the unaccented vowels; in the second place, he was considerably taller than the race of curates usually runs; and in the third place, he had a handsome allowance from his mother, and "expectations" on a very grand scale indeed. Miss Wedmore, if she were to decide in his favor, might well ...
— The Wharf by the Docks - A Novel • Florence Warden



Words linked to "Unaccented" :   tonic, unstressed



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