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1. unstressed

adjective. not bearing a stress or accent.

Synonyms

  • weak
  • light
  • feminine
  • unaccented

Antonyms

  • powerful
  • tough
  • strong
  • rugged

Etymology

  • stressed (English)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word unstressed


1. Adjective
Because pentameter is a measure of five feet, each line of your poem needs to have five feet -- or five sets of unstressed syllable followed by stressed syllable in a line.

2. Verb, past participle
While reading a line of poetry, mark each syllable with a symbol to indicate whether it is stressed or unstressed.

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