Onset may refer to:

  • Onset (audio), the beginning of a musical note or sound
  • Interonset interval, a term in music
  • Syllable onset, a term in phonetics and phonology
  • Onset, Massachusetts, village in the United States
    • Onset Island (Massachusetts), a small island located at the western end of the Cape Cod Canal
  • The Onset, Liverpool indie rock group formed by Mike Badger of the La's
  • USS Onset (SP-1224), a United States Navy patrol boat in commission from 1917 to 1918
  • Onset Computer Corporation, a company that designs and manufactures data loggers, wireless monitoring devices, and weather stations

Famous quotes containing the word onset:

    While the onset of puberty can vary by as much as six years, every adolescent wants to be right on the 50-yard line, right in the middle of the field. One is always too tall, too short, too thin, too fat, too hairy, too clear-skinned, too early, too late. Understandably, problems of self-image are rampant.
    Joan Lipsitz (20th century)