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Used of syllables.  Synonym: atonic.
(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

... almost painful brush strokes—in that clumsy groping for values, in the painstaking reticence, the joyless and mathematical establishment of a sombre and uninspiring key, in the patient plotting of simpler planes where space and quiet reigned unaccented? ...
— The Common Law • Robert W. Chambers

... as she thought it over, how subordinate, how unaccented had always been all these people who came into her life, lingered, and faded out of it, leaving only the impressions of backgrounds and accessories against which only one figure stood clear and ...
— Athalie • Robert W. Chambers

... reader will now be able to fix the prosodical value of the line quoted above with unerring security. For metrical purposes it syllabifies into: A-ka-mul-vaj-da fi kal-bi wa sa-ru, containing three short and eight long quantities. The initial unaccented a is short, for the same reason why the syllables da and wa are so, that is, because it corresponds to an Arabic letter, the Hamzah or silent h, moved by Fathah. The syllables ka, fi, bi, sa, ru are long for the same reason why the syllables mul, waj, kal are so, that is, because the accent in ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 10 • Richard F. Burton

Words linked to "Unaccented" :   weak, tonic, atonic, unstressed, light

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