1. adjective /prəʊpəˈrɒksɪtəʊn/
pertaining to a word in any language, originally in ancient Greek, with the stress (or an acute accent) on the antepenultimate syllable.
2. noun /prəʊpəˈrɒksɪtəʊn/
a proparoxytone word

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