- Antepenult is the third-to-last syllable in a word, typically found in linguistic or grammatical contexts. It is often referred to as the “antepenultimate” syllable.
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Etymology & Origin of antepenult
First coined during the late 16th century. Derived from the Latin phrase "ante" (before) and "paenultimus" (almost the last).