PRONUNCIATION: (pro-puh-ROK-si-tohn)

MEANING: adjective: Having stress on the third-from-the-last syllable.
noun: Such a word.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek proparoxytonos, from pro (before) + para (beside) + oxys (acute) + tonos (tone). Earliest documented use: 1764.

PROPAROXYTENE - an antidepressant which is metabolized in the body to Paxil

PYRO-PAROXYTONE - a sudden sound of burning intensity

PRO-PROXYTONE - Management's language when they deliver their request for shareholder approval at the Annual Meeting