onset definition

  • noun:
    • An onslaught; an assault.
    • a newbie; a-start: the start of a cold.
    • 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)
  • verb:
    • To assault; to set upon.
    • to create about; to begin with.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To assault; setting upon.
    • to create about; to begin with.
  • others:
    • To assault; start.

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