Antepenult



the third syllable from the end in a word, as te in antepenult.
Historical Examples

For purposes of assonance little use is made of words accented on a syllable preceding the antepenult.
Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

Words ending in ous have the accents on the antepenult, as uxrious, volptuous.
A Grammar of the English Tongue Samuel Johnson

(b) A word stressed on the penult may assonate with one lx stressed on the antepenult.
Modern Spanish Lyrics Various

The accent must fall on the penult, if it was long, otherwise on the antepenult of the word.
The Common People of Ancient Rome Frank Frost Abbott

This anie eare may if he accent the antepenult matrmonie, or the penult matrimnie, or the last as matrimone.
Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue Alexander Hume

Words ending in ty have their accent on the antepenult, as pusillanmity, actvity.
A Grammar of the English Tongue Samuel Johnson

If the penult is short, the antepenult is accented provided it be long: Sansthā́naka.
The Little Clay Cart (Attributed To) King Shudraka

Words llanas may assonate with words accented on the antepenult (esdrjulas).
Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

noun
the third last syllable in a word
n.

1610s; see antepenultimate.

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