Definition of paroxytone in English:

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paroxytone

Pronunciation: /pəˈräksəˌtōn/

adjective

(Especially in ancient Greek) having an acute accent on the penultimate syllable.

noun

A word with an paroxytone accent.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from modern Latin paroxytonus, from Greek paroxutonos, from para- 'alongside' + oxutonos 'sharp pitch'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: par·ox·y·tone

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