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an·te·pe·nult

 (ăn′tē-pē′nŭlt′, -pĭ-nŭlt′)
n.
The third syllable from the end in a word, such as te in antepenult.

[Short for Late Latin antepaenultima, from feminine of antepaenultimus, antepenultimate; see antepenultimate.]
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antepenult

(ˌæntɪpɪˈnʌlt) or

antepenultima

n
(Linguistics) the third last syllable in a word
[C16: shortened from Latin (syllaba) antepaenultima; see ante-, penult]
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an•te•pe•nult

(ˌæn tiˈpi nʌlt, -pɪˈnʌlt)

n.
the third syllable from the end in a word, as te in antepenult.
[1575–85; < Latin (syllaba)antepaenultima the second (syllable) from the last. See ante-, penult]
an`te•pe•nul′ti•mate, adj., n.
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Noun1.antepenult - the 3rd syllable of a word counting back from the endantepenult - the 3rd syllable of a word counting back from the end
syllable - a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme; "the word `pocket' has two syllables"
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Translations

antepenult

[ˌæntipɪˈnʌlt] Nsílaba f antepenúltima
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