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From Ancient Greek παροξύτονος (paroxútonos, paroxytone), from παρά (pará, beyond, next to) + ὀξύτονος (oxútonos, oxytone), from ὀξύς (oxús, sharp, acute) + τόνος (tónos, pitch, accent).

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IPA(key): /pəˈɹɒk.sɪˌtəʊn/

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paroxytone (not comparable)

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

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paroxytone (plural paroxytones)

  1. A paroxytone word.

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