Unaccented Adjective Synonyms
unstressed, unemphasized, unaccentuated, weak, lenis
The first syllable of 'before' is unaccented.
Entertainment / Literature / Anapest: A foot or unit of poetry consisting of two light syllables followed by a single stressed syllable. Some words and phrases in English that constitute anapests include the following examples: understand MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Dactyl: A three-syllable foot consisting of a heavy stress and two light stresses. Examples of words in English that naturally constitute dactyls include strawberry, carefully, changeable, merrily, mannequin, MORE
Life Style / Poetry / Iamb, Iambus: A metrical foot consisting of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one. This is the rhythm of ordinary english speech. Examples of iambic words are 'divide' and 'deter.' gerard manley hopkin MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Trochee: A two-syllable unit or foot of poetry consisting of a heavy stress followed by a light stress. Many words in English naturally form trochees, including happy, hammer, Pittsburgh, nugget, double, inces MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Rhythm: The varying speed, loudness, pitch, elevation, intensity, and expressiveness of speech, especially poetry. In verse the rhythm is normally regular, in prose it may or may not be regular. See sprung rh MORE