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Meaning of PENULTIMATE

Pronunciation:  pi'nultumit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the next to last syllable in a word
  2. [adj]  next to the last; "the author inadvertently reveals the murderer in the penultimate chapter"; "the figures in the next-to-last column"
 

PENULTIMATE is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: last, next-to-last, penult, penultima
 
 See Also: syllable

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pe*nul"ti*mate\, a.
    Last but one; as, the penultimate syllable, the last syllable
    but one of a word.
    
    
  2. \Pe*nul"ti*mate\, n.
    The penult.
    
    
 

 

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