• Propreantepenultimate

    Pronunciation

    • RP enPR: prō'prēăn'tĭpĭnŭlʹtĭmət, IPA: /ˌpɹəʊpɹiːˌæntɪpɪˈnʌltɪmət/

    Origin

    First attested in 1825; formed as - + preantepenultimate; compare the later propreantepenult (1893).

    Full definition of propreantepenultimate

    Adjective

    propreantepenultimate

    1. (rare) Of, on, pertain to, or that is the last syllable but four
      fifth syllable from last (of a word or other utterance).
      • 1825, Samuel Oliver, A General, Critical Grammar of the Inglish Language, pages 269⁽¹⁾ and 270⁽²⁾⁽¹⁾ In its minute divisions, accent is ultimate, penultimate, antepenultimate, preantepenultimate, propreantepenultimate.⁽²⁾ The propreantepenultimate accent is the accent on the last syllable but four.

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