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1. penultimate

adjective. ['pɛˈnʌltəmət'] next to the last.

Synonyms

  • next-to-last

Antonyms

  • immoderate
  • point

Etymology

  • paenultimus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Penultimate

  • aamodt
  • animate
  • approximate
  • bamut
  • climate
  • comet
  • consummate
  • delashmutt
  • dermot
  • dermott
  • emmott
  • estimate
  • gamut
  • helmet
  • helmut
  • hermit
  • howmet
  • inanimate
  • intimate
  • intimate

2. penultimate

noun. ['pɛˈnʌltəmət'] the next to last syllable in a word.

Synonyms

  • penultima
  • penult

Antonyms

  • end point
  • bitter end
  • railhead

Etymology

  • paenultimus (Latin)

Example sentences of the word penultimate


1. Noun, singular or mass
At the end of the penultimate sun, a great flood washed over the earth and one man and one woman were left to repopulate the planet.

2. Adjective
On the penultimate day of the vacation, take a dance lesson at a prestigious samba school, then experience Rio's vibrant nightlife after dark.

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