penultimate


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pe·nul·ti·mate

 (pĭ-nŭl′tə-mĭt)
adj.
1. Next to last.
2. Linguistics Of or relating to the penult of a word: penultimate stress.
n.
The next to the last.

[From Latin paenultimus; see penult.]

pe·nul′ti·mate·ly adv.

penultimate

(pɪˈnʌltɪmɪt)
adj
next to the last
n
anything that is next to the last, esp a penult
[C17: from Latin paene almost + ultimate, on the model of Latin paenultimus]

pe•nul•ti•mate

(pɪˈnʌl tə mɪt)

adj.
1. next to the last.
2. of or pertaining to a penult.
n.
3. penult.
[1670–80; see penult, ultimate]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.penultimate - the next to last syllable in a word
syllable - a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme; "the word `pocket' has two syllables"
Adj.1.penultimate - next to the last; "the author inadvertently reveals the murderer in the penultimate chapter"; "the figures in the next-to-last column"
intermediate - lying between two extremes in time or space or state; "going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an intermediate range plane"
Translations
předposlední
næstsidst
eelviimane
toiseksi viimeinen
pretposljednji
næstsíðastur
終わりから2番目の
어미에서 두 번째(음절)의
voorlaatstvoorlaatste
penultim
näst sista
ที่สองจากที่สุดท้าย
áp chót

penultimate

[pɪˈnʌltɪmɪt] ADJpenúltimo

penultimate

[pɪˈnʌltɪmət] adjpénultième, avant-dernier/ière

penultimate

adjvorletzte(r, s)

penultimate

[pɪˈnʌltɪmɪt] adjpenultimo/a

penultimate

قبل اللأخير předposlední næstsidst vorletzter προτελευταίος penúltimo toiseksi viimeinen avant-dernier pretposljednji penultimo 終わりから2番目の 어미에서 두 번째(음절)의 voorlaatst nest sist przedostatni penúltimo предпоследний näst sista ที่สองจากที่สุดท้าย sondan bir önceki áp chót 倒数第二的
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