Linguistics The element of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. Inside word nucleus (no͞oˈklē-əs), the onset of the initial syllable is (n), the start of the next syllable is (kl), while the last syllable does not have any onset.
A rushing or setting upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; specially, the attack of an army.
the first period of an ailment or problem, which symptoms first come to be apparent.
the original percentage of a syllable, preceding the syllable nucleus.
The beginning of a musical note or other sound, where the amplitude rises from zero to a preliminary peak.
A setting about; a new.
Anything set on, or added, as an ornament or as a helpful appendage.
A rushing or environment upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; specifically, the assault of an army.
A setting about; a newbie; -- utilized specifically of conditions or pathological signs.
such a thing set on, or included, as an ornament or as a useful appendage.
A rushing or setting upon; assault; attack; specially, the attack of an army or body of soldiers upon an enemy or a fort, or even the order for such an assault.
begin; start; initial step or phase; outset.
An attack of any kind: because, the impetuous start of grief.
One thing set on or included by way of ornament.
the beginning or early stages
(military) an offensive against an enemy (using tools)