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The last syllable of a word.

[Latin, feminine of ultimus, last; see ultimate.]


(Linguistics) the final syllable of a word
[from Latin: the last, feminine of ultimus last; see ultimate]


(ˈʌl tə mə)

n., pl -mas.
the last syllable of a word.
[1860–65; < Latin, feminine of ultimus, superlative corresponding to ulterior ulterior]
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Noun1.ultima - the last syllable in a word
syllable - a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme; "the word `pocket' has two syllables"
References in classic literature ?
Venient annis Saecula seris, quibus Oceanus Vincula rerum laxet, et ingens Pateat Tellus, Tiphysque novos Detegat orbes; nec sit terris Ultima Thule:
Again they fell to quoting, and Maud gave Dowson's "Impenitentia Ultima.
My cognizance of the pit had become known to the inquisitorial agents -- the pit whose horrors had been destined for so bold a recusant as myself -- the pit, typical of hell, and regarded by rumor as the Ultima Thule of all their punishments.
have concluded an agreement pursuant to which Agropur will become the sole owner of Ultima Foods Inc.
Unlike standard oil-free compressors, which have a single motor and mechanical gearbox design to drive the low and high pressure air ends, Ultima uses the U-Drive concept - two, high-efficiency, permanent magnetic motors which replace the gearbox and single motor.
En un primer capitulo, titulado El problema de la Ultima Cena, Pitre plantea cuatro cuestiones fundamentales acerca del Jesus historico: la relacion de Jesus con el judaismo, la vision que tenia de si mismo, cual era su expectativa escatologica y cual fue su relacion con la iglesia primitiva.
This is a wonderful opportunity to add the Hyatt Place brand to our portfolio and extend Ultima Hospitality's outstanding services to a very savvy guest.
Ultima is a leading provider of consulting and services for developing strategic business applications, and IT Infrastructure in the Turkish market.
NASDAQ: PEGA) said it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire its partner in Turkey, Ultima IT.
The Ultima Infinite is made of metal and is offered to customers by invitation only.
The sedan Rapid Ultima will be available in the market only in limited numbers and the company will offer the vehicle in both petrol and diesel variants.
As part of the agreement, the hotels will be managed under long-term license agreements by Ultima Hospitality and continue to fly the Westin and Aloft brand flags.