Definition of paroxytone in English:

paroxytone

adjective

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

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

/pəˈrɑksəˌtoʊn//pəˈräksəˌtōn/