unstressed

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adjective un·stressed \ˌən-ˈstrest\

Definition of unstressed

  1. 1 :  not bearing a stress or accent unstressed syllables

  2. 2 :  not subjected to stress unstressed wires

Examples of unstressed in a Sentence

  1. The second syllable of the word random is unstressed.

1883

First Known Use of unstressed

1883


UNSTRESSED Defined for English Language Learners

unstressed

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Definition of unstressed for English Language Learners

  • : not having an accent or a stress


UNSTRESSED Defined for Kids

unstressed

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adjective un·stressed \ˌən-ˈstrest\

Definition of unstressed for Students

  1. :  not accented an unstressed syllable

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