proparoxytone

adjective
pro·​par·​ox·​y·​tone | \¦prōpə¦räksəˌtōn\

Definition of proparoxytone 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having or characterized by an acute accent on the antepenult

2 : having or characterized by heavy stress on the antepenult

proparoxytone

noun
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Definition of proparoxytone (Entry 2 of 2)

: a proparoxytone word

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Other Words from proparoxytone

Noun

proparoxytonic \ -​sə¦tänik \ adjective

History and Etymology for proparoxytone

Adjective

Greek proparoxytonos, from pro- pro- entry 1 + paroxytonos having an acute accent on the penultimate syllable

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