Definition of paroxytone in English:

paroxytone

adjective

  • (especially in ancient Greek) having an acute accent on the last syllable but one.

    Compare with oxytone

noun

  • A word with a paroxytone accent.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from modern Latin paroxytonus, from Greek paroxutonos, from para- alongside + oxutonos sharp pitch.

Pronunciation:

paroxytone

/pəˈrɒksɪtəʊn/