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1. Having no diacritical mark. Used of a word, syllable, or letter.
2. Having weak stress or no stress, as in pronunciation or metrical rhythm.


(ˌʌnækˈsɛntɪd) or


(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics not accented or stressed


(ʌnˈæk sɛn tɪd, ˌʌn ækˈsɛn-)

not accented; unstressed.
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Adj.1.unaccented - used of syllables; "an atonic syllable carries no stress"
2.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"
unstressed - not bearing a stress or accent; "short vowels are unstressed"


[ˈʌnækˈsentɪd] ADJinacentuado, átono
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The best performances came from Ringer as a charming, unaffected, almost unaccentuated Aurora, Kowroski as a gracious Lilac Fairy, and a superbly dashing and stylish De Luz as the Bluebird--excellent earlier as both Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Frantz in Coppelia--and who was matched at a later performance by tire powerfully elegant Adam Hendrickson.