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A penult (short for penultimate) is the next to the last item in a series. The commonest use of the word is in linguistics, where the word "penult" usually means the second to last syllable of a word. The penult follows the antepenult and precedes the ultima. For example, the main stress falls on the penult in such English words as banána, and Mississíppi. Occasionally, "penult" refers to the last word but one of a sentence.

The terms are often used in reference to languages like Latin and Ancient Greek, where the position of the pitch accent or stress of a word only falls on one of the last three syllables and is determined by rules, and sometimes in discussing poetic meter.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Penult'ultimo test per la Reggina di Ciccio Cozza prima dell'inizo del campionato. Al Sant'Agata, gli amaranto hanno affrontato la neo promossa in serie D, Roccella. Con Viola ancora assente, a causa dell'infortunio alla spalla, Cozza ha schierato la ...
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