deuterotonic

adjective

deu·​ter·​o·​ton·​ic ˌdü-tə-rə-ˈtä-nik How to pronounce deuterotonic (audio)
 also  ˌdyü-
1
: characterized by accent on the second syllable
2
of Old Irish compound verbs : stressed on the second element of a verbal form compare prototonic

Word History

Etymology

deutero- + tonic entry 2

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of deuterotonic was in 1905

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Cite this Entry

“Deuterotonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deuterotonic. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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