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An oxytone (/ˈɒkstn/; from the Ancient Greek: ὀξύτονος, oxýtonos) is a word with the stress on the last syllable, such as the English words correct and reward. A paroxytone is stressed on the penultimate (second last) syllable. A proparoxytone is stressed on the antepenultimate (third last) syllable.

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