What does antepenultimate mean?

antepenultimate meaning in General Dictionary

Of or related to the final syllable but two

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  • 3rd from last
  • the next syllable of a word counting back from end
  • Of or with respect to the past syllable but two.
  • The antepenult.

antepenultimate meaning in Urban Dictionary

1. Meaning "Third To Last"2. The Greatest musical organization to ever before stay (3rd to final)


antepenultimate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"the past but two," 1730, from antepenult (n.), 1610s, acronym of Latin antepaenultima (syllaba), fem. of antepaenultimus, from ante "before" (identify ante) + paenultima, from paen "almost" + ultima "last" (see ultimate).


antepenultimate meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or related to the final syllable but two.

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  • (n.) The antepenult.