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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]
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|Noun||1.||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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