Definition of antepenult in English:

antepenult

Line breaks: ante|pen¦ult
Pronunciation: /ˌantɪpɪˈnʌlt
 
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noun

Linguistics
  • The last syllable but two in a word, e.g. -ul- in antepenultimate.
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    • If the word's ultima is short, the accent will recede to the antepenult and it will always be an acute accent.
    • Stress is placed on the penult if it is long and on the antepenult if the penult is short.
    • The ultima is long, and therefore the antepenult cannot be accented.

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