[puh-rok-si-tohn]Classical Greek Grammar
- having an acute accent on the next to the last syllable.
- a paroxytone word.
Origin of paroxytone
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- (in the classical Greek language) of, relating to, or denoting words having an acute accent on the next to last syllable
- a paroxytone word
C18: via New Latin from Greek paroxutonos, from para- 1 (beside) + -oxutonos oxytone