Definition of paroxytone in English:

paroxytone

Line breaks: par|oxy¦tone
Pronunciation: /pəˈrɒksɪtəʊn
 
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adjective

  • (Especially in ancient Greek) having an acute accent on the last syllable but one. Compare with oxytone.

noun

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  • A word with a paroxytone accent.

Origin

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

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