unstressed

adjective un·stressed \ ˌən-ˈstrest \
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

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.

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First Known Use of unstressed

1883

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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UNSTRESSED Defined for English Language Learners

unstressed

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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