oxytone

oxytone

[ok-si-tohn] Classical Greek Grammar.
adjective
1.
having an acute accent on the last syllable.
noun
2.
an oxytone word.

Origin:
1755–65; < Greek oxýtonos sharp-toned. See oxy-1, tone

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oxytone ((in the classical Greek language) ˈɒksɪˌtəʊn)
 
adj
1.  (of a word) having an accent on the final syllable
 
n
2.  an oxytone word
 
[C18: from Greek oxytonos, from oxus sharp + tonos tone]

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