- a not bearing a stress or accent
short vowels are unstressed
- He just seemed happy and twinkly and unstressed, and you kept thinking, This can't be good.
- One dismal implication was unstressed by Sir Charles's report: the thickest cluster of Italian art and architectural treasures is still north of the battle line; as the fighting .
- Modern readers will likely be more interested in his unstressed evidence of Jane Carlyle's frustrations: her nervous headaches and insomnia, her refusal to write (although her .