proparoxytone

1 of 2

adjective

pro·​par·​ox·​y·​tone
¦prōpə¦räksəˌtōn
1
: having or characterized by an acute accent on the antepenult
2
: having or characterized by heavy stress on the antepenult

proparoxytone

2 of 2

noun

"
: a proparoxytone word
proparoxytonic
-sə¦tänik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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 21 Apr. 2024.

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