paroxytone definition

  • adjective:
    • Having an acute accent regarding alongside final syllable. Used of some terms in Greek and certain Romance languages, including French and Portuguese.
    • getting the stress or accent from the penultimate syllable.
  • noun:
    • A paroxytone term.
    • A paroxytone word.
    • A word having an acute accent on the penultimate syllable.
    • In Gr. grammar, a word which has an acute accent in the penultimate syllable.
    • term having tension or severe accent on the alongside final syllable
  • others:
    • In Gr. sentence structure, having, or characterized by, an acute accent on the penultimate syllable.
    • To write or pronounce with an acute accent regarding penultimate: since, to paroxytone a word.

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