Origin of oxytoneClassical Greek oxytonos from oxys, sharp (see oxy-) + tonos, tone
- Relating to or being a Greek word that has an acute accent on its last syllable.
- Relating to or being a word that has a heavy stress accent on its last syllable.
Origin of oxytoneGreek oxutonos oxus sharp ; see ak- in Indo-European roots. tonos tone ; see tone .
From Ancient Greek á½€Î¾ÏÏ„Î¿Î½Î¿Ï‚ (oksutonos).