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Definition of Antepenult

Antepenult
Antepenult An`te*pe"nult, Antepenultima An`te*pe*nult"i*ma, n. [L. antepaenultima (sc. syllaba) antepenultimate; ante before + paenultimus the last but one; paene almost + ultimus last.] (Pros.) The last syllable of a word except two, as -syl- in monosyllable.

Meaning of Antepenult from wikipedia

- syllable, and the antepenult is third-from-last syllable. In a word of three syllables, the names of the syllables are antepenult-penult-ultima. Ultima...
- underlying high tone, this high tone moves to the antepenult (or to the penult, when the onset of the antepenult is a depressor). High spread: all syllables...
- called the penult, and the third syllable from the end is called the antepenult. These terms come from Latin ultima "last", paenultima "almost last",...
- rightmost (ending) non-final heavy (CVV, CVC, or CVVG) syllable (up to the antepenult): [daˈrasnaː] ‘we learnt’, [ṣaːˈbuːnun] ‘soap (NOM)’, [ˈmaktabah] ‘library’...
- the penultimate syllable is light in Latin prose (pă′.trŏ.clŭs), the antepenult was stressed in Latin and would normally be stressed in English as well...
- which describes the next-to-last item in a series. The penult follows the antepenult and precedes the ultima. For example, the main stress falls on the penult...
- pre-antepenult syllables before a semivowel in the next syllable are those that are derive from a word with a regularly lengthened vowel in an antepenult...
- from the first syllable to one of the last three syllables, called the antepenult, the penult, and the ultima (short for antepaenultima 'before almost last'...
- still distinguished by stress: the western "Ionia" is accented on the antepenult (IPA: [iˈonia]), and the eastern on the penult (IPA: [ioˈnia]). In English...
- measured). rima esdrújula (odd rhyme): The rhyming words are accented on the antepenult. For example mácula (stain) and báscula (scale), estrépito (noise) and...
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