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Dictionary definition for: Unaccented

1. (a) used of syllables; "an atonic syllable carries no stress"

2. (a) not bearing a stress or accent; "short vowels are unstressed"

3. (s) 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"

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