Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


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

the third last syllable in a word

1610s; see antepenultimate.


Read Also:

  • Antepenultimate

    third from the end. of or relating to an . an . Historical Examples It lies between the penultimate and antepenultimate pair of legs. The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 Francis Maitland Balfour On that place, if it be on the penultimate or antepenultimate, the accent should be laid in English. Notes and […]

  • Anteporch

    an outer .

  • Anteportico

    a lesser preceding a main .

  • Anteprandial

    . Historical Examples The old-timers and the new took their anteprandial cocktail or toddy, and hospitably invited Barclay to join. A Trooper Galahad Charles King

Disclaimer: Antepenult definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.