orthotone

adjective or·tho·tone \ˈȯ(r)thəˌtōn\

Definition of orthotone

  1. :  having or retaining an independent accent :  not enclitic or proclitic —used especially of some indefinite Greek pronouns and adverbs when used interrogatively

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Origin and Etymology of orthotone

Greek orthotonos with the unmodified accent, from ortho- orth- + tonos accent, tone — more at tone


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