An example of penultimate is the letter "Y" which is the second to last letter in the alphabet.
- next to the last
- of the penult
Origin of penultimate; from penult, after ultimate
- Next to last.
- Linguistics Of or relating to the penult of a word: penultimate stress.
Origin of penultimateFrom Latin paenultimus; see penult.
- A next-to-last thing.
- (linguistics) A next-to-last syllable in a linguistic unit.
- (card games) The second to lowest ranked card in a suit.
From Latin paenultimus, from paene (“almost") + ultimus (“last").