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

Definition of paroxytone in English:


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


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A word with a paroxytone accent.


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

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