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paroxytone

[puh-rok-si-tohn] /pəˈrɒk sɪˌtoʊn/
adjective
1.
having an acute accent on the next to the last syllable.
noun
2.
a paroxytone word.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; < Neo-Latin paroxytonus < Greek paroxýtonos. See par-, oxytone
Related forms
paroxytonic
[par-ok-si-ton-ik, puh-rok-] /ˌpær ɒk sɪˈtɒn ɪk, pəˌrɒk-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for par oxytone

paroxytone

/pəˈrɒksɪˌtəʊn/
adjective
1.
(in the classical Greek language) of, relating to, or denoting words having an acute accent on the next to last syllable
noun
2.
a paroxytone word
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Derived Forms
paroxytonic (ˌpærɒksɪˈtɒnɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: via New Latin from Greek paroxutonos, from para-1 (beside) + -oxutonosoxytone
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