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1. Having no diacritical mark. Used of a word, syllable, or letter.
2. Having weak stress or no stress, as in pronunciation or metrical rhythm.
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(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics not accented or stressed
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un•ac•cent•ed(ʌnˈæk sɛn tɪd, ˌʌn ækˈsɛn-)
not accented; unstressed.
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|Adj.||1.||unaccented - used of syllables; "an atonic syllable carries no stress"|
|2.||unaccented - (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress; "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable"|
unstressed - not bearing a stress or accent; "short vowels are unstressed"
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