Definition of paroxytone in English:

paroxytone

adjective

  • (especially in ancient Greek) having an acute accent on the penultimate syllable.

noun

  • A word with an paroxytone accent.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

paroxytone

/pəˈräksəˌtōn/