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It is curious that the close o is heard only in the infrequent diphthong óu, or as an obscured, unaccented final.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
In the present case, both this and is are unaccented, which is much harsher than when this bears an accent.
In “Hiawatha” the accented syllable comes first, and the unaccented follows it.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
A foot is a group of syllables composed of one accented syllable combined with one or more unaccented.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
The marked verses have an accented syllable preceded by an unaccented syllable.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
The dynamic basis of English is not quantity, but stress, the alternation of accented and unaccented syllables.
LANGUAGEEDWARD SAPIR
"Is" weakly lends itself to the uses of our rhythm, in the unaccented syllables; yet he sternly discards it.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
In the first case the unaccented, in the second the accented form has prevailed—Modern French parle, parler; aime, aimer.
It is necessary to remember that every unaccented final e at the end of a line is to be sounded, and constitutes a syllable.
This foot, consisting of one accented syllable, followed by two unaccented syllables, is called a dactyl.

WORDS RELATED TO UNACCENTED

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obnubilateverb (used with object) | [ob-noo-buh-leyt, -nyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION