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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.]
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(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]
paroxytonic adj
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Noun1.paroxytone - word having stress or acute accent on the next to 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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Apart from the technical terms and descriptions used above, there is the subdivision into oxytone, paroxytone and proparoxytone structures, the value that PRI assigns to <a>, and the boxes marked with NA for domains where a particular rule is "not applicable." A word like aluminum, for example, which would fit into the PR6 type will be interpreted according to PR3.2 because PR6 is not applicable to the <u> domain (Bozman 1988, 48).
words that have the accent in the third syllable, counting from the final syllable); paroxytone (i.e.
(3) Mainly oxytone, and then conservative, in PPS and paroxytone in FPS, e.g.
In the paroxytone position, they may become open vowels /e/ or /[]/, as in <canela> or <bigode>, or closed vowels /e/ or /o/, as in <cabelo> or <estojo>.
The "thematic" type, on the other hand, seems to have originally been oxytone, the exceptions being two instances, usinarani- and purukutsani-, where the derivative imitates the accent of its basis, and one further case, mudgalani-, (15) where the accent is paroxytone just as in the "athematics."
Generally speaking, this consists of an indeterminate number of lines, each consisting of eight syllables divided 4p + 4p ('p' indicates a paroxytone ending, 'pp' a proparoxytone) and concluded by a single seven-syllable line divided 3p + 4pp.
The line does no more than repeat the first line, 'la nostra volonta quieta', but with the significant change from volonta to the more flowing paroxytone volontade.
* Oral support: spell the words according to speech and not according to writing conventions--ex: use of vowel "u" and not "o" at the end of paroxytone words (bolo--bolu; menino--meninu)
kosuth) paroxytone meter follows in two hemistichs --verso a minore in eleven syllables-- its image transcribed into verse.
This finding supports the hypothesis that children who speak Brazilian Portuguese as a native language find it easier to produce syllables in metrical feet (to the left of two syllables) due to word stress patterns in Brazilian Portuguese (paroxytone) [7,16,24].
Polish can employ monosyllabic words for masculine rhymes in a more or less artful way (all words with two or more syllables are paroxytones); since the middle of the nineteenth century such rhymes, masculine alternating with feminine, have been common.
C-final paroxytones. An OO analysis like the one proposed here finds further support in that it explains the ill-formedness of "double plurals" with C-final paroxytones, e.g.