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- adj. pertaining to a word in any language, originally in ancient Greek, with the stress (or an acute accent) on the antepenultimate syllable.
- n. a proparoxytone word
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A word which has the acute accent on the antepenult.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In Greek grammar, having or characterized by the acute accent on the antepenultimate: sometimes applied to words in English and other languages to signify that they have the tonic accent on the antepenultimate.
- In Greek grammar, a word which has the acute accent on the antepenultimate.
- In Greek grammar, to write or pronounce (a word) with the acute accent on the antepenultimate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. word having stress or acute accent on the antepenult
And all hearts were touched and turned to her voice, shining like a young star, shining clearer as the voice intoned the proparoxytone and more faintly as the cadence died.
As compared with Italian and Spanish, it may be noted that the Provencal has no proparoxytone words, and hence a whole class of words is brought into the two categories possible in Provencal.
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