Definition of proparoxytonous in English:

proparoxytonous

adjective

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Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Henry Gally (1696–1769), Church of England clergyman and writer. From post-classical Latin proparoxytonus or its etymon Hellenistic Greek προπαροξύτονος having an acute accent on the antepenultimate syllable + -ous.

Pronunciation

proparoxytonous

/ˌprəʊpərɒkˈsɪtənəs/ /ˌprəʊpərɒkˈsɪt(ə)nəs/