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paroxytone

Syllabification: par·ox·y·tone
Pronunciation: /pəˈräksəˌtōn
 
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Definition of paroxytone in English:

adjective

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

noun

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A word with an paroxytone accent.

Origin

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

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