oxytone

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek ὀξῠ́τονος (oxútonos).

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oxytone (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics, of a word) Having the stress or an acute accent on the last syllable.
    Coordinate terms: paroxytone, proparoxytone, perispomenon, properispomenon, barytone

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Noun[edit]

oxytone (plural oxytones)

  1. (linguistics) A word with the stress or an acute accent on the last syllable.
    Coordinate terms: paroxytone, proparoxytone, perispomenon, properispomenon, barytone

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