Meaning of ONSET in English

ONSET

I. onset ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun

Etymology: on + set, n. (after set on, v.)

1. : attack , assault

unable to withstand the onset of the army

2.

a. : beginning , commencement , start

the onset of winter

b. : the initial existence or symptoms of a disease

the onset of scarlet fever

c. : the initial formation of a speech sound

the onset of a voiceless consonant

3. : electronography

II. on·set ˈänˌset, -_sə̇t noun

Etymology: on + set, n.

chiefly Scotland : a farmhouse with its outbuildings

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