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How to use unstressed in a sentence
Initial h before unstressed vowels is only pronounced when preceded by a pause.
Began: notice the quality of the vowel in the first, unstressed syllable of this word.
You use more force for the stressed than for the unstressed vowels, that is to say, you put more breath into them.
The monotony of a series of stressed or of unstressed sounds would be unbearable.Division of Words | Frederick W. Hamilton
Here the assonance is -er (final unstressed -er in standard present-day English represents vocalic r).Modern Spanish Lyrics | Various
British Dictionary definitions for unstressed
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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