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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
Greek προπαροξύτονος, from προ- + παροξύτονος ‘paroxytone, penultimate’, from παρα- + οξυτονος ‘word with stress on final syllable’, from οξυς ‘sharp, acute’ + τονος ‘pitch, accent’. (Wiktionary)