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oxytone

[ok-si-tohn]Classical Greek Grammar
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adjective
  1. having an acute accent on the last syllable.
noun
  1. an oxytone word.

Origin of oxytone

First recorded in 1755–65, oxytone is from the Greek word oxýtonos sharp-toned. See oxy-1, tone
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British Dictionary definitions for oxytone

oxytone

adjective
  1. (of a word) having an accent on the final syllable
noun
  1. an oxytone word

Word Origin

C18: from Greek oxytonos, from oxus sharp + tonos tone
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