- (chiefly phonetics, obsolete, rare) preantepenult
- The word necessary is stressed on its preantepenultimate.
- (chiefly phonetics) Three before the end; fourth to last.
- This book has ten chapters; therefore, chapter seven is the preantepenultimate one.
Nominal sense attested since 1746; adjectival sense attested since 1791: pre- + antepenultimate.