English-Finnish translations for onset

Definition of onset

  • An attack; an assault especially of an army
  • The initial phase of a disease or condition, in which symptoms first become apparent
  • The initial portion of a syllable, preceding the syllable nucleus
  • The beginning of a musical note or other sound, in which the amplitude rises from zero to an initial peak
  • Anything added, such as an ornament or as a useful appendage
  • To assault; to set upon


  • the onset of schizophrenia
  • the onset of puberty


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