antepenultimate

[ an-tee-pi-nuhl-tuh-mit ]
/ ˌæn ti pɪˈnʌl tə mɪt /

adjective

third from the end.
of or relating to an antepenult.

noun

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Origin of antepenultimate

First recorded in 1720–30; antepenult + (ult)imate

OTHER WORDS FROM antepenultimate

pre·an·te·pe·nul·ti·mate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antepenultimate

antepenultimate
/ (ˌæntɪpɪˈnʌltɪmɪt) /

adjective

third from last

noun

anything that is third from last
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