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antepenult


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antepenult  \An`te*pe"nult\,  Antepenultima  \An`te*pe*nult"i*ma\, 
  n.  [L.  antepaenultima  (sc.  syllaba)  antepenultimate;  ante 
  before  +  paenultimus  the  last  but  one  paene  almost  +  ultimus 
  last.]  (Pros.) 
  The  last  syllable  of  a  word  except  two  as  -syl-  in 
  monosyllable. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antepenult 
  n  :  the  3rd  syllable  of  a  word  counting  back  from  the  end  [syn: 
  {antepenultimate}] 




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