Oxytone
Oxytone Ox"y*tone, a. [Gr. ???; 'oxy`s sharp + ??? tone.] Having an acute sound; (Gr. Gram.), having an acute accent on the last syllable. [1913 Webster]

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  • oxytone — [äk′si tōn΄] adj. [Gr oxytonos < oxys, sharp (see OXY 2) + tonos,TONE] having an acute accent on the last syllable n. an oxytone word …   English World dictionary

  • Oxytone — Ox y*tone, n. 1. An acute sound. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gr. Gram.) A word having the acute accent on the last syllable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oxytone — An oxytone (  /ˈɒks …   Wikipedia

  • oxytone — /ok si tohn /, Class. Gk. Gram. adj. 1. having an acute accent on the last syllable. n. 2. an oxytone word. [1755 65; < Gk oxýtonos sharp toned. See OXY 1, TONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • oxytone — [ ɒksɪtəʊn] adjective (especially in ancient Greek) having an acute accent on the last syllable. noun an oxytone word. Origin C18: from Gk oxutonos, from oxus sharp + tonos tone …   English new terms dictionary

  • oxytone — ox•y•tone [[t]ˈɒk sɪˌtoʊn[/t]] adj. 1) gram. (of a word in Classical Greek) having an acute accent on the last syllable 2) gram. an oxytone word • Etymology: 1755–65; < Gk oxýtonos sharp toned. See oxy I, tone …   From formal English to slang

  • oxytone — /ˈɒksitoʊn/ (say okseetohn) adjective 1. (in Greek grammar) having an acute accent on the last syllable. –noun 2. an oxytone word. {Greek oxytonos} …   Australian English dictionary

  • oxytone — См. ossìtono …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • oxytone — 1. adjective /ˈɒksɪˌtəʊn,ˈɑksɪˌtoʊn/ Pertaining to a word with the stress or an acute accent on the last syllable. 2. noun /ˈɒksɪˌtəʊn,ˈɑksɪˌtoʊn/ A word with the stress or an acute accent on the last …   Wiktionary

  • oxytone — ox·y·tone …   English syllables

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