having an acute accent on the last syllable
Origin of oxytoneClassical Greek oxytonos ; from oxys, sharp (see oxy-) + tonos, tone
an oxytone word
- 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.
A word having the stress or the acute accent on the 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).