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unaccented

[uhn-ak-sen-tid, uhn-ak-sen-]
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adjective
  1. not accented; unstressed.
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Origin of unaccented

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + accent + -ed2
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  • And the unworried, unaccented voice of her father went on tormenting her.

    Chance

    Joseph Conrad

  • Aphesis is the loss of the unaccented first syllable, as in 'baccy and 'later.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley

  • The syllable having the grave accent is, as we should say, unaccented.

  • It is called feminine when it follows an unaccented syllable.

    English Verse

    Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.

  • Like all his countrymen, he laid most stress on unaccented syllables.