Classical Greek Grammar
[ ok-si-tohn ]
/ ˈɒk sɪˌtoʊn /
having an acute accent on the last syllable.
an oxytone word.
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British Dictionary definitions for oxytone
/ (in the classical Greek language ˈɒksɪˌtəʊn) /
(of a word) having an accent on the final syllable
an oxytone word
Word Origin for oxytone
C18: from Greek oxytonos, from oxus sharp + tonos tone
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