paroxytone

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par·ox·y·tone

 (pă-rŏk′sĭ-tōn′)
adj.
Having an acute accent on the next to last syllable. Used of some words in Greek and certain Romance languages, such as French and Portuguese.
n.
A paroxytone word.

[Greek paroxutonos : para-, beside; see para-1 + oxutonos, oxytone; see oxytone.]

paroxytone

(pəˈrɒksɪˌtəʊn)
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) (in the classical Greek language) of, relating to, or denoting words having an acute accent on the next to last syllable
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a paroxytone word
[C18: via New Latin from Greek paroxutonos, from para-1 (beside) + -oxutonos oxytone]
paroxytonic adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paroxytone - word having stress or acute accent on the next to last syllable
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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