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unstressed

[uhn-strest] /ʌnˈstrɛst/
adjective
1.
without stress or emphasis, as a syllable in a word.
2.
not receiving or subjected to stress, wear, etc.:
the unstressed parts of a car body.
Origin of unstressed
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; un-1 + stress + -ed2
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unstressed

/ʌnˈstrɛst/
adjective
1.
carrying relatively little stress; unemphasized
2.
(phonetics) of, relating to, or denoting the weakest accent in a word or breath group, which in some languages, such as English or German, is also associated with a reduction in vowel quality to a centralized (i) or (a)
3.
(prosody) (of a syllable in verse) having no stress or accent
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