culminative

[ kuhl-muh-ney-tiv ]
/ ˈkʌl məˌneɪ tɪv /
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adjective Linguistics.

(of stress or tone accent) serving to indicate the number of independent words or the important points in an utterance by assigning prominence to one syllable in each word or close-knit group of words.

Nearby words

  1. culmicolous,
  2. culmiferous,
  3. culminant,
  4. culminate,
  5. culmination,
  6. culo,
  7. culottes,
  8. culpa,
  9. culpability,
  10. culpable

Origin of culminative


Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for culminative

  • I have gathered a series of facts illustrative and demonstrative, by their culminative evidence.

  • Thus is reached the culminative point in the course of the provision for the education of the deaf in America.

    The Deaf|Harry Best
  • The culminative influences of hundreds of generations of civilization spoke in him here.

    Jan|A. J. Dawson
  • It was the consensus of opinion that it would be madness to attempt arrest during the culminative ceremonies.