Definitions for oxytoneˈɒk sɪˌtoʊn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(of a word in Classical Greek) having an acute accent on the last syllable.
(n.)an oxytone word.
Origin of oxytone:
1755–65; < Gk oxýtonos sharp-toned. See oxy -1, tone
word having stress or an acute accent on the last syllable
A word with the stress or an acute accent on the last syllable.
Pertaining to a word with the stress or an acute accent on the last syllable.
Origin: From ὀξύτονος.
An oxytone is a word with the stress on the last syllable, such as the English words correct and reward. A paroxytone is stressed on the penultimate syllable. A proparoxytone is stressed on the antepenultimate syllable.
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