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preantepenultimate

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preceding the antepenultimate; being the fourth from the last: as, a preantepenultimate syllable.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Nominal sense attested since 1746; adjectival sense attested since 1791: pre- + antepenultimate.

Examples

  • The word for "fourth to last" is preantepenultimate.

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  • Someone else wrote, asking me to clarify whether I meant 'third from the end' or 'fourth from the end' in the definition of the word preantepenultimate.

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  • Preceding the antepenultimate; being the fourth from the last: as, a preantepenultimate syllable.

    February 19, 2011

  • JM knows that preantepenultimate is a useful word but he can never think far enough ahead to use it!

    April 2, 2010

  • Anti-climactic.

    May 19, 2008

  • This word makes me laugh.

    July 25, 2007

  • fourth from last

    February 23, 2007