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Meaning of paroxytone

par•ox•y•tone

Pronunciation: (pu-rok'si-tōn"), [key]
— Class. Gk. Gram. Class. Gk. Gram.
—adj.
  1. having an acute accent on the next to the last syllable.
—n.
  1. a paroxytone word.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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