oxytone

noun
ox·​y·​tone | \ ˈäksəˌtōn \

Definition of oxytone

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an oxytone word

oxytone

adjective
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Definition of oxytone (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : having or characterized by an acute accent on the last syllable of a Greek word
2 : having or characterized by heavy stress on the last syllable

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History and Etymology for oxytone

Noun

French oxyton, adjective, & noun, from Greek oxytonos having the acute accent, from oxy- oxy- + tonos tone

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“Oxytone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxytone. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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