Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Retaining or acquiring an accent in certain positions or combinations, but unaccentedin others: especially noting proclitics and enclitics when accented.
  • noun A word or form, usually enclitic or proclitic, when exceptionally retaining or acquiring an accent.
  • To accent (a word usually unaccented).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Gr. Gram.) Retaining the accent; not enclitic; -- said of certain indefinite pronouns and adverbs when used interrogatively, which, when not so used, are ordinarilly enclitic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective grammar Retaining the accent; not enclitic; said of certain indefinite pronouns and adverbs when used interrogatively, which, when not so used, are ordinarilly enclitic.

Etymologies

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ortho- + Ancient Greek for "tone, accent".

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