unaccented

adjective

un·​ac·​cent·​ed ˌən-ˈak-ˌsen-təd How to pronounce unaccented (audio)
 chiefly British  -sən-
: not spoken or written with an accent : not accented
speaking unaccented English
an unaccented [=unstressed] syllable

Examples of unaccented in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To represent this to an American audience, the playwright has the characters speak in unaccented English of a conversational (and occasionally profane) variety when communicating in their native tongue. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2024 Will audiences or awards voters respond to Joaquin Phoenix’s unaccented Napoleon? Joe Reid, Vulture, 14 Nov. 2023 But the timbre was often too metallic for my taste, and bubbles of accented syllables alternated with unaccented syllables that simply disappeared. Dallas News, 23 Sep. 2022 Her voice is warm and smooth, with the unaccented cadence of someone who has lived on both American coasts, as well as in Europe. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2022 In English, what a fascinating and great choice to speak unaccented English to mark when your characters are speaking Farsi. Jeryl Brunner, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 And four years after that breakthrough, services such as Temi still claim no better than 95 percent—and then only for recordings of clear, unaccented speech. Wade Roush, Scientific American, 1 May 2020 Cristina Alarcon said in perfect, unaccented English. Julie Hernandez, The Mercury News, 21 June 2019 The stop-motion puppet dogs speak clear, unaccented English. Vanessa Hua, SFChronicle.com, 21 June 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unaccented was in 1598

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“Unaccented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaccented. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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