Origin of unstressed
Related Words for unstressedpoor, quiet, dull, thin, small, feeble, low, dim, distant, gentle, imperceptible, inaudible, indistinct, muffled, pale, slight, whispered, bated, reedy, stifled
Examples from the Web for unstressed
Historical Examples of unstressed
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