Definition of Penult

1. Noun. The next to last syllable in a word.

Exact synonyms: Penultima, Penultimate
Generic synonyms: Syllable



Definition of Penult

1. n. The last syllable but one of a word; the syllable preceding the final one.

Definition of Penult

1. Noun. The next-to-last syllable of a word. ¹

2. Noun. The next to the last in a series. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Penult

1. the next to last syllable in a word [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penult

pentylamine
pentylenetetrazol
pentylenetetrazole
pentylic
pentyls
pentyne
pentynes
penuche
penuches
penuchi
penuchis
penuchle
penuchles
penuckle
penuckles
penult (current term)
penultima
penultima law
penultimas
penultimate
penultimately
penultimates
penults
penumbra
penumbrae
penumbral
penumbras
penumbrous
penup
penups

Literary usage of Penult

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1. The Principles of Latin Grammar: Comprising the Substance of the Most by Peter Bullions (1873)
"For the quantity of penult syllables, no definite rule can be given which is not rendered ... Patronymics in IDES or ADES usually shorten the penult; as, ..."

2. Grammar of the Greek Language, for the Use of High Schools and Colleges by Raphael K├╝hner, Bela Bates Edwards (1844)
"QUANTITY OF THE penult. it must be protracted in pronouncing. ... The following summary will present the principal instances, in which the penult is long. ..."

3. A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1856)
"Mandibles sometimes pointed, jaws unarmed; penult joint of tarsi bilobate, antennae, filiform or setaceous, often longer than the head and thorax. ..."

4. The Elements of Greek Grammar by Richard Valpy, Charles Anthon (1834)
"The penult, of patronymic Nouns in aar,s is short, as Щ- Most proper names of females in als have the penult, long, as Nuis, Aais ; but masculines in tug ..."

5. A Grammar of the Greek Language: For the Use of Schools and Colleges by Charles Anthon (1838)
"If the second aorist has a or e in the penult, the perfect middle changes this ... But if the a in the penult of the second aorist comes from at or ц in the ..."

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