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atonic adj
1 characterized by a lack of tonus
2 used of syllables; "an atonic syllable carries no stress" [syn: unaccented] [ant: tonic]

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  1. Referring to a syllable or sound that is spoken without accent or stress.
  2. Lacking muscle tone.

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