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oxytone

[ ok-si-tohn ]
/ ˈɒk sɪˌtoʊn /
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adjective
having an acute accent on the last syllable.
noun
an oxytone word.
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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
/ (in the classical Greek language ˈɒksɪˌtəʊn) /

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

Word Origin for oxytone

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