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Atonic - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Atonic' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Atonic [ a.]
- Characterized by atony, or want of vital energy; as, an atonic disease.
- Unaccented; as, an atonic syllable.
- Destitute of tone vocality; surd.
2 . Atonic [ n.]
- A word that has no accent.
- An element of speech entirely destitute of vocality, or produced by the breath alone; a nonvocal or surd consonant; a breathing.
- A remedy capable of allaying organic excitement or irritation.

Meaning of 'Atonic' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . atonic [ a]
Meaning (1):
- (used of syllables) carrying no stress
Example in sentence:
  • an atonic syllable carries no stress