paroxytone[par äk′si tōn′]
paroxytone definition by Webster's New World
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in Greek grammar, having an acute accent on the next to last syllable
Origin: Modern Latin paroxytonus ; from Classical Greek paroxytonos: see para- and amp; oxytone
a paroxytone word
paroxytone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Having an acute accent on the next to last syllable. Used of some words in Greek and certain Romance languages, such as French and Portuguese.noun
A paroxytone word.
Origin: Greek paroxutonos : para-, beside; see para-1 + oxutonos, oxytone; see oxytone.