atonic

atonic

[uh-ton-ik, ey-ton-]
adjective
1.
Phonetics.
b.
Obsolete, voiceless.
2.
Pathology. characterized by atony.
noun
3.
Grammar. an unaccented word, syllable, or sound.

Origin:
1720–30; a-6 + tonic; in pathology sense, aton(y) + -ic

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atonic (eɪˈtɒnɪk, æ-)
 
adj
1.  (of a syllable, word, etc) carrying no stress; unaccented
2.  pathol lacking body or muscle tone
 
n
3.  an unaccented or unstressed syllable, word, etc, such as for in food for thought
 
[C18: from Latin atonicus, from Greek atonos lacking tone; see atony]
 
atonicity
 
n

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atonic a·ton·ic (ā-tŏn'ĭk)
adj.
Relating to, caused by, or exhibiting lack of muscle tone.


at'o·nic'i·ty (āt'ə-nĭs'ĭ-tē, āt'n-ĭs'-) n.
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