preantepenultimate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Nominal sense attested since 1746; adjectival sense attested since 1791: pre- + antepenultimate.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: prē'ăn'tĭpĭnŭlʹtĭmət, IPA(key): /ˌpɹiːˌantᵻpᵻˈnʌltᵻmət/,[1]
  • (US) enPR: prē'ăn'tipənəlʹtəmət, prē'ăn'təpənəlʹtəmət, IPA(key): /ˌpɹiˌæntipəˈnəltəmət/,[1] /ˌpɹiˌæntəpəˈnəltəmət/,[1]

Noun[edit]

preantepenultimate (plural preantepenultimates)

  1. (chiefly phonetics, obsolete, rare)[1] preantepenult[1]
    The word necessary is stressed on its preantepenultimate.

Adjective[edit]

preantepenultimate (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly phonetics)[1] Three before the end; fourth to last.[1]
    This book has ten chapters; therefore, chapter seven is the preantepenultimate one.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 preantepenultimate, n. and adj.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [Draft revision; Dec. 2007]