Definitions for penultimatepɪˈnʌl tə mɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pe•nul•ti•matepɪˈnʌl tə mɪt(adj.)

  1. next to the last.

  2. of or pertaining to a penult.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. Category: Language/Linguistics

    Ref: penult .

Origin of penultimate:

1670–80; see penult , ultimate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. penult, penultima, penultimate(adj)

    the next to last syllable in a word

  2. penultimate, next-to-last(adj)

    next to the last

    "the author inadvertently reveals the murderer in the penultimate chapter"; "the figures in the next-to-last column"


  1. penultimate(Noun)

    A next-to-last thing.

  2. penultimate(Adjective)

    Coming next-to-last in a sequence.

  3. penultimate(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a penult.

  4. Origin: From paenultimus, from paene + ultimus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penultimate(adj)

    last but one; as, the penultimate syllable, the last syllable but one of a word

  2. Penultimate(noun)

    the penult

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