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paroxytone Syllabification: par·ox·y·tone
Pronunciation: /pəˈräksəˌtōn/

Definition of paroxytone in English:


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


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A word with an paroxytone accent.


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

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