oxytone definition

  • adjective:
    • associated with or becoming a Greek term which have an acute accent on its final syllable.
    • concerning or becoming a word who has much stress accent on its final syllable.
    • related to a word utilizing the stress or an acute accent from the final syllable.
    • Having an acute noise; (Gr. Gram.), having an acute accent in the final syllable.
  • noun:
    • A word getting the stress or the acute accent on last syllable.
    • A word aided by the anxiety or an acute accent on final syllable.
    • An acute sound.
    • A word obtaining the intense accent regarding the last syllable.
    • A word with the acute accent on the final syllable.
    • word having stress or an acute accent regarding final syllable
  • others:
    • In sentence structure, particularly Greek grammar: Having or described as the severe accent regarding the final syllable.
    • Causing a word to make the acute accent regarding the last syllable: as, an oxytone suffix.
    • In grammar, to pronounce or write using intense accent regarding the final syllable: since, to oxytone a word.

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