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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“Proparoxytone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proparoxytone. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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