adjective. not bearing a stress or accent.
- stressed (English)
- un- (English)
- on- (Middle English (1100-1500))
Example sentences of the word unstressed
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.