Short vowels are unstressed. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Adjective : the unstressed parts of a car body. From Dictionary.com.
Easy winters and plentiful food result in unstressed bucks that tend to hold antlers longer. From Wordnik.com. [Uncategorized Blog Posts] Reference
The plants perform poorly even when they are unstressed. From Wordnik.com. [5. Pearl Millet: Subsistence Types] Reference
So the final vowel in "five" is unstressed, making it a schwa. From Wordnik.com. [Loprieno on Middle Egyptian Vocalism] Reference
The final unstressed vowel was certainly not a full high front /i/. From Wordnik.com. [The etymology of Latin tofus 'tufa' isn't written in stone] Reference
So the members, and the connections, too, are stressed and unstressed. From Wordnik.com. [CNN Transcript Aug 2, 2007] Reference
In unstressed space, the speed of light is roughly 186,000 miles per second. From Wordnik.com. [The Other Side Of Nowhere]
So you can take a tip from the Dalai Lama and do what he does to keep unstressed. From Wordnik.com. [CNN Transcript Oct 14, 2008] Reference
They seemed as if they had a personal relationship unstressed by the current war. From Wordnik.com. [Vaporous Cloud Attempts to Form Thought: James Wolcott] Reference
If you'll notice, it ends on an unstressed syllable -- a "down note," if you will. From Wordnik.com. [bard Diary Entry] Reference
The monosyllabic foot in which the unstressed element is missing offers no difficulty. From Wordnik.com. [The Principles of English Versification] Reference
My thinking was that all unstressed vowels merged to schwa by the time of Middle Egyptian. From Wordnik.com. [Loprieno on Middle Egyptian Vocalism] Reference
FEMININE ENDING, an extra unstressed syllable at the end of an iambic or anapestic line, 71. From Wordnik.com. [The Principles of English Versification] Reference
Sights that were beautifully odd when I was unstressed took on ghoulish dimensions that day. From Wordnik.com. [Sharon Glassman: Confessions of a Hallo-Weenie] Reference
ACEPHALOUS, headless; used to describe a line which lacks the unstressed element of the first foot. From Wordnik.com. [The Principles of English Versification] Reference
That means that there's a regular progression of unstressed syllables followed by stressed syllables. From Wordnik.com. [Tangled Up In School: Teaching Dylan In Boston] Reference
This last version is marred by the accent's falling on the unstressed syllable of "toward" in line 2. From Wordnik.com. [Paul Gerhardt as a Hymn Writer and his Influence on English Hymnody] Reference
They were grooming this cat and the cat was just sitting there, unstressed, looking very dapper and happy. From Wordnik.com. [toastcrumbs Diary Entry] Reference
My instinct has always been to attribute it to the age of the Syncope rule when unstressed schwas were deleted. From Wordnik.com. [Japanese dialect mirrors suspected PIE development of sibilantization between two dental stops] Reference
The highly organized rhythm characteristic of verse; the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line. From Wordnik.com. [meter] Reference
For example, in various parts of the region they tend not to turn vowels in unstressed syllables into neutral vowels. From Wordnik.com. [How English Is Evolving Into a Language We May Not Even Understand] Reference
For one thing, it seems to me that there is no point in reconstructing anything but a schwa for all unstressed vowels. From Wordnik.com. [Loprieno on Middle Egyptian Vocalism] Reference
In the rule I'm now proposing for Pre-IE, I suggest that this same gemination occurs, but only in unstressed syllables. From Wordnik.com. [Archive 2008-07-01] Reference
FOOT, the smallest metrical unit of rhythm, composed of a stressed element and one or more unstressed elements (or a pause), 49 ff. From Wordnik.com. [The Principles of English Versification] Reference
In the last example of the examples showing voicing/laryngealization, I show an instance of voicing in a completely unstressed word. From Wordnik.com. [Archive 2008-06-01] Reference
ARSIS, a confusing term sometimes borrowed from classical prosody for the stressed element of a foot; the unstressed element is called. From Wordnik.com. [The Principles of English Versification] Reference
Blair concentrated on appearing nice competent trustworthy and unstressed, confident that he would play others off against each other. From Wordnik.com. [Waiting For the Clunking Fist to Fall...] Reference
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