- caused or characterized by atony
- unaccented: said of a word or syllable
Origin of atonicFrench atonique ; from Classical Greek atonia (see atony + French -ique, -ic
an unaccented syllable or word
Origin of atonic< a- + Gr tonos, accent, pitch; see tone
- Not accented: an atonic syllable.
- Medicine Relating to, caused by, or exhibiting lack of muscle tone.
A word, syllable, or sound that is unaccented.
Origin of atonicFrom Greek atonos; see atony.
(comparative more atonic, superlative most atonic)