Definition of orthotone in English:

orthotone

Pronunciation /ˈɔːθətəʊn/

adjective

  • Having its own accent as an independent word; accented; specifically said of a word ordinarily unaccented (as an enclitic or proclitic) when it retains or takes an independent accent.

noun

  • An orthotone word.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Hellenistic Greek ὀρθότονος having its right or proper accent from ὀρθο- + τόνος.