Origin of unstressed
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This rhythm is obtained by mingling stressed and unstressed syllables.Irradiations; Sand and Spray
John Gould Fletcher
The number of unstressed syllables at the end of a line is not fixed.Modern Spanish Lyrics
The former, the rest, is a pause used to take the place of an unstressed element.
The monosyllabic foot in which the unstressed element is missing offers no difficulty.
Began: notice the quality of the vowel in the first, unstressed syllable of this word.The Sounds of Spoken English
- carrying relatively little stress; unemphasized
- 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)
- prosody (of a syllable in verse) having no stress or accent
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