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unaccented

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unaccented (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable","a weak stress on the second syllable"
    • adj unaccented used of syllables "an atonic syllable carries no stress"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unaccented Not accented; in music, receiving only a relatively slight rhythmical emphasis: used both of beats, pulses, or parts of measures, and of tones or notes that occur on such beats or parts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unaccented un-ak-sent′ed without accent or stress in pronunciation: not marked with an accent.
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Usage

In literature:

And the unworried, unaccented voice of her father went on tormenting her.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
She recognized as one of them the slow unaccented tones of Neigh.
"The Hand of Ethelberta" by Thomas Hardy
They raised their hats to the Kid's girl and went on with their calm, unaccented palaver.
"The Trimmed Lamp" by O. Henry
POETICAL FEET consist in a particular arrangement and connexion of a number of accented and unaccented syllables.
"English Grammar in Familiar Lectures" by Samuel Kirkham
Ration of Unaccented to Unaccented Interval Judged to be Accented Interval.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
This rule does not provide for the cases when the division must come on an unaccented syllable.
"Division of Words" by Frederick W. Hamilton
The various conditions of unaccented beginnings in Nos.
"Lessons in Music Form" by Percy Goetschius
E final in proper English words never forms a syllable, and in the most used words in the terminating unaccented syllables it is silent.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
And the unworried, unaccented voice of her father went on tormenting her.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
In like manner a pause may sometimes take the place of an unaccented syllable.
"Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism" by F. V. N. Painter
Aphesis is the loss of the unaccented first syllable, as in 'baccy and 'later.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Short syllables are those which are unaccented, even though the vowel has the long sound.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
In "Hiawatha" the accented syllable comes first, and the unaccented follows it.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
An accented syllable followed by two unaccented ones, and coming under the conditions given above, constitutes a treble rhyme.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
She was still looking away from him across the water, and the tone was quiet and unaccented.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
AN'APAEST, in prosody, a foot consisting of two short and one long syllable, or two unaccented and one accented syllable, e.g.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The nature of measures may, as we have already seen, be determined by the proportion of the accented and unaccented syllables.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
The unaccented syllables were also not counted.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
Also that in such words as deject, reject, &c., the two e's sound alike, like most unaccented e's in the language.
"Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy." by Elizabeth P. Peabody
Then notice the short vowel sounds in the unaccented syllables, and give them search-light attention.
"Special Method in the Reading of Complete English Classics" by Charles McMurry
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In news:

Raven -Symoné Christina Pearman (born December 10, 1985), known professionally as Raven -Symoné (pronounced, as though unaccented), or simply Raven, is an American actress and singer.
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In science:

In the following we always include stress in our learning parameters (accented and unaccented vowels are considered as different phonemes).
Letter to Sound Rules for Accented Lexicon Compression
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