[uhn-ak-sen-tid, uhn-ak-sen-]


not accented; unstressed.

Origin of unaccented

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + accent + -ed2
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Examples from the Web for unaccented

Contemporary Examples of unaccented

Historical Examples of unaccented

  • And the unworried, unaccented voice of her father went on tormenting her.


    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.