un stressed

unstressed

[uhn-strest]
adjective
1.
without stress or emphasis, as a syllable in a word.
2.
not receiving or subjected to stress, wear, etc.: the unstressed parts of a car body.

Origin:
1880–85; un-1 + stress + -ed2

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unstressed (ʌnˈstrɛst)
 
adj
1.  carrying relatively little stress; unemphasized
2.  phonetics of, relating to, or denoting the weakest accent in a word or breath group, which in some languages, such as English or German, is also associated with a reduction in vowel quality to a centralized (i) or (a)
3.  prosody (of a syllable in verse) having no stress or accent

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