paroxytone(redirected from Paroxitone)
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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.
A paroxytone word.
[Greek paroxutonos : para-, beside; see para-1 + oxutonos, oxytone; see oxytone.]
(Phonetics & Phonology) (in the classical Greek language) of, relating to, or denoting words having an acute accent on the next to last syllable
(Phonetics & Phonology) a paroxytone word
[C18: via New Latin from Greek paroxutonos, from para-1 (beside) + -oxutonos oxytone]