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antepenult

[an-tee-pee-nuhlt, -pi-nuhlt] /ˌæn tiˈpi nʌlt, -pɪˈnʌlt/
noun
1.
the third syllable from the end in a word, as te in antepenult.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Latin (syllaba) antepaenultima the second (syllable) from the last, feminine of antepaenultimus standing before the penult. See ante-, penult
Related forms
preantepenult, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antepenult

antepenult

/ˌæntɪpɪˈnʌlt/
noun
1.
the third last syllable in a word
Word Origin
C16: shortened from Latin (syllaba) antepaenultima; see ante-, penult
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