Definition of Paroxytone

1. Noun. Word having stress or acute accent on the next to last syllable.

Generic synonyms: Word



Definition of Paroxytone

1. n. A word having an acute accent on the penultimate syllable.

Definition of Paroxytone

1. Adjective. (context: of a word, especially an Ancient Greek word) Having the stress or accent on the penultimate syllable. ¹

2. Noun. A paroxytone word. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paroxytone

paroxetine
paroxypropione
paroxysm
paroxysmal
paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
paroxysmal cerebral dysrhythmia
paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea
paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria
paroxysmal sleep
paroxysmal tachycardia
paroxysmal trepidant abasia
paroxysmally
paroxysms
paroxytone (current term)
paroxytones
paroxytonic
parp
parpane
parpanes
parped
parpen
parpend
parpends
parpens
parpent
parpents
parping
parpoint

Literary usage of Paroxytone

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1. Grammar of the Greek Language: For Use of Schools and Colleges by Alpheus Crosby (1871)
"... are paroxytone ; so compounds of ^0os, ... if the penult is long ; but if the penult is short, they are commonly paroxytone ..."

2. A Practical Introduction to Greek Prose Composition by Thomas Kerchever Arnold (1869)
"When the penult is thort, those with a transitive meaning are paroxytone ... ocre, are paroxytone; except those from (2) With any vowel but о before the ..."

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