unstressed

adjective un·stressed \ ˌən-ˈstrest \

Definition of unstressed

1 : not bearing a stress or accent
  • unstressed syllables
2 : not subjected to stress
  • unstressed wires

Examples of unstressed in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of unstressed

1883


UNSTRESSED Defined for English Language Learners

unstressed

adjective

Definition of unstressed for English Language Learners

  • : not having an accent or a stress


UNSTRESSED Defined for Kids

unstressed

adjective un·stressed \ ˌən-ˈstrest \

Definition of unstressed for Students

: not accented
  • an unstressed syllable

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