[ US /ənˈstɹɛst/ ]
[ UK /ʌnstɹˈɛst/ ]
  1. not bearing a stress or accent
    short vowels are unstressed
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How To Use unstressed In A Sentence

  • an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'
  • For each of the mutant lines and ‘Guardian’, three plants were stressed and three acted as unstressed controls.
  • However I suppose Howard and his cohorts cannot appreciate that such problems exist, because they can always use the luxurious and unstressed private health system.
  • Finally, I visited York City Archives next to the Art Gallery where my inquiries were all answered by seemingly unstressed staff who referred to books, documents and files.
  • It is important to note that in many OE words containing vowels affected by umlaut, the /i/ or /j/ in the following unstressed syllable has been lost.
  • Analogous to alliteration and perhaps to be classed as a by-form of it is the subtle use of the same sound in unstressed parts of neighboring words, as in -- The Principles of English Versification
  • The first line, for example, appears to begin with two unstressed syllables followed by two stressed ones, while the second line unquestionably contains a trochee and an iamb and therefore forms a choriambic foot.
  • The latter function, however, presents a singularity for low values of the parameter, precluding a direct comparison of stressed and unstressed samples.
  • Bated here is a contraction of abated through loss of the unstressed first vowel a process called aphesis; it means “reduced, lessened, lowered in force”. Watch This: 44 Inch Chest Official Trailer with Ray Winstone « FirstShowing.net
  • The first rhythm falls well within English rhythmical norms a dactyl, whereas a sequence of four unstressed syllables does not. Archive 2008-01-01
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