paroxytone

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παροξύτονος ‎(paroxútonos, paroxytone), from παρά ‎(pará, beyond, next to) + ὀξύτονος ‎(oxútonos, oxytone), from ὀξύς ‎(oxús, sharp, acute) + τόνος ‎(tónos, pitch, accent).

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IPA(key): /pəˈrɒk.sɪˌtəʊn/

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paroxytone ‎(not comparable)

  1. (of a word, especially an Ancient Greek word) Having the stress or accent on the penultimate syllable.

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Noun[edit]

paroxytone ‎(plural paroxytones)

  1. A paroxytone word.

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