paroxytone

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adjective

par·​oxytone
(ˈ)par+
1
: having or characterized by an acute accent on the penult of a word in Greek
2
: having or characterized by heavy stress on the penult

paroxytone

2 of 2

noun

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: a word accented or stressed on the penult

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

New Latin paroxytonus, from Greek paroxytonos, from para- para- entry 1 + oxytonos oxytone

Noun

New Latin paroxytonus, from paroxytonus, adjective

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“Paroxytone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paroxytone. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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