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Word of the Day 08/11/20 Antepenultimate

Antepenultimate (adjective, noun)
antepenultimate [ an-tee-pi-nuhl-tuh-mit ]


adjective
1. third from the end.
2. of or relating to an antepenult.

noun
3. an antepenult.

OTHER WORDS FROM ANTEPENULTIMATE
pre·an·te·pe·nul·ti·mate, adjective

Origin: First recorded in 1720–30; antepenult + (ult)imate

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ANTEPENULTIMATE
On that place, if it be on the penultimate or antepenultimate, the accent should be laid in English.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 216, DECEMBER 17, 1853|VARIOUS

Even when the stress falls on this antepenultimate i, it is short in English speech.
SOCIETY FOR PURE ENGLISH TRACT 4|JOHN SARGEAUNT

It need hardly be said that 'tea-houses' like 'grandfathers' has the stress on the antepenultimate.
SOCIETY FOR PURE ENGLISH TRACT 4|JOHN SARGEAUNT

It lies between the penultimate and antepenultimate pair of legs.
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR, VOLUME 1|FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR

Only six thousand pounds now required for the great ultimate, or penultimate, or antepenultimate effort.
IRELAND AS IT IS|ROBERT JOHN BUCKLEY (AKA R.J.B.)

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