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proparoxytone

[ proh-pa-rok-si-tohn ]
/ ˌproʊ pæˈrɒk sɪˌtoʊn /
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adjective

having an accent or heavy stress on the antepenultimate syllable.

noun

a proparoxytone word.

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Origin of proparoxytone

From the Greek word proparoxýtonos, dating back to 1755–65. See pro-2, paroxytone

OTHER WORDS FROM proparoxytone

pro·par·ox·y·ton·ic [proh-pa-rok-si-ton-ik], /ˌproʊ pæˌrɒk sɪˈtɒn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for proparoxytone

proparoxytone
/ (ˌprəʊpəˈrɒksɪˌtəʊn) /

adjective

(in Ancient Greek) of, relating to, or denoting words having an acute accent on the third syllable from the end

noun

a proparoxytone word
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Word Origin for proparoxytone

C18: from Greek proparoxutonos; see pro- ², paroxytone
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