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1. Relating to or being a Greek word that has an acute accent on its last syllable.
2. Relating to or being a word that has a heavy stress accent on its last syllable.
A word having the stress or the acute accent on the last syllable.
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(Phonetics & Phonology) (of a word) having an accent on the final syllable
(Phonetics & Phonology) an oxytone word
[C18: from Greek oxytonos, from oxus sharp + tonos tone]
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1. (of a word in Classical Greek) having an acute accent on the last syllable.n.
2. an oxytone word.
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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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