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

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

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During an average 10 years of follow-up, there were 8,284 cases of autoimmune disease among those diagnosed with a stress disorder, 57,711 among those without one, and 8,151 among the unstressed siblings. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Stress Disorders Tied to Autoimmune Disease," 26 June 2018 Video and photographs taken of Pizza at the aquarium appear to show a healthy-looking, unstressed animal in a somewhat livelier—and larger—space. National Geographic, "Nearly Two Years Later, ‘World’s Saddest Polar Bear’ No Longer Sad?," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of unstressed

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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unstressed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unstressed

: not having an accent or a stress

unstressed

adjective
un·stressed | \ˌən-ˈstrest \

Kids Definition of unstressed

: not accented an unstressed syllable

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