What does Atonic mean?

Atonic meaning in General Dictionary

a word which has no accent

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  • Characterized by atony or not enough vital energy as an atonic illness
  • described as deficiencies in tonus
  • (used of syllables) carrying no anxiety
  • Characterized by atony, or wish of important power; as, an atonic illness.
  • Unaccented; because, an atonic syllable.
  • Destitute of tone vocality; surd.
  • A word which have no accent.
  • some message completely destitute of vocality, or produced by the breath alone; a nonvocal or surd consonant; a respiration.
  • an answer with the capacity of allaying organic excitement or irritation.

Atonic meaning in Medical Dictionary

Without regular muscular tonus or strength. An atonic seizure is one where the individual out of the blue loses muscle tone and power; anyone cannot stay or remain upright and, unless supported, falls down.


Atonic meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

Lacking control of the muscle tissue.


Atonic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) described as atony, or wish of essential power; as, an atonic infection.

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  • (a.) Unaccented; as, an atonic syllable.
  • (a.) Destitute of tone vocality; surd.
  • (n.) A word that no accent.
  • (n.) Some speech completely destitute of vocality, or generated by the breath alone; a nonvocal or surd consonant; a breathing.
  • (n.) An answer effective at allaying natural excitement or irritation.

Sentence Examples with the word Atonic

In some cases a post-tonic vowel other than a is preserved in Catalan, as, for example, when that vowel forms a diphthong with the tonic (Deft, D e us; Ebriu, He bred s); or, again, it sometimes happens, when the tonic is followed by an i in hiatus, that the i persists (diliivi, dilfivium; servici, servicium; lbi, lbium; ciri, cereus); but in many cases these ought to be regarded as learned forms, as is shown by the existence of parallel ones, such as servey, where the atonic i has been attracted by the tonic and forms a diphthong with it (servIci, scrvii, serve)?).

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