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Orthotone

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Orthotone (Gr. Gram) Retaining the accent; not enclitic; -- said of certain indefinite pronouns and adverbs when used interrogatively, which, when not so used, are ordinarilly enclitic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • orthotone Retaining or acquiring an accent in certain positions or combinations, but unaccentedin others: especially noting proclitics and enclitics when accented.
    • n orthotone A word or form, usually enclitic or proclitic, when exceptionally retaining or acquiring an accent. Thus, the English articles, usually proclitics, are orthotones when emphasized: as, I did not say a man, I said the man.
    • orthotone To accent (a word usually unaccented).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ortho-, + Gr. tone, accent