Penultimate



[pi-nuhl-tuh-mit] /pɪˈnʌl tə mɪt/

adjective
1.
next to the last:
the penultimate scene of the play.
2.
of or relating to a or the next to the last syllable in a word:
In the word appropriate, -pri- is the penultimate syllable.
noun
3.
a penult.
/pɪˈnʌltɪmɪt/
adjective
1.
next to the last
noun
2.
anything that is next to the last, esp a penult
adj.

1670s, from penultima (n.) on model of proximate.

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