oxytone

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ox·y·tone

 (ŏk′sĭ-tōn′)
adj.
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.
n.
A word having the stress or the acute accent on the last syllable.

[Greek oxutonos : oxus, sharp; see ak- in Indo-European roots + tonos, tone; see tone.]
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oxytone

(ˈɒksɪˌtəʊn)
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) (of a word) having an accent on the final syllable
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) an oxytone word
[C18: from Greek oxytonos, from oxus sharp + tonos tone]
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ox•y•tone

(ˈɒk sɪˌtoʊn)
adj.
1. (of a word in Classical Greek) having an acute accent on the last syllable.
n.
2. an oxytone word.
[1755–65; < Greek oxýtonos sharp-toned. See oxy-1, tone]
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Noun1.oxytone - word having stress or an acute accent on the 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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References in periodicals archive ?
Depending on stress location, words are classified as: (a) oxitone (stress on the last syllable), (b) paroxitone (stress on the penultimate syllable) and, (c) proparoxytone (stress on the antepenultimate syllable) (19-21).