Definition of oxytonic in US English:

oxytonic

adjective

  • Characterized by an oxytone or oxytones; designating a language in which the majority of words are oxytones.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Johnson's New Universal Cyclopedia. From oxy- + tonic, after oxytone.

Pronunciation

oxytonic

/ˌɒksɪˈtɒnɪk/