noun. the next to last syllable in a word.
1. The penultima chapter of the book left me on the edge of my seat. 2. The penultima day of our vacation was spent exploring the city's historic landmarks.
1. "I think the penultima of narcissism is wanting to be known as a narcissist." Chuck Palahniuk, Goodreads 2. "The penultima of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." Albert Einstein, BrainyQuote