Definition of antepenultimate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌantɪpɪˈnʌltɪmət/


Last but two in a series; third last: the antepenultimate item on the agenda
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  • West African speakers tend to have antepenultimate word stress.
  • This, as the copy editor Steve Pickering liked to say, is the antepenultimate paragraph.
  • Moreover, in the antepenultimate chapter of the novel, when the narrator reflects on his project, he intimates that he has been writing a novel all along.

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