Definition of oxytonous in US English:

oxytonous

adjective

  • Oxytone. Now rare.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From ancient Greek ὀξύτονος sharp-sounding, piercing, in Hellenistic Greek also having an acute accent + -ous.

Pronunciation

oxytonous

/ɒkˈsɪtənəs/