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Adjective: penultimate  pi'núl-ti-mut
  1. Next to the last
    "the author inadvertently reveals the murderer in the penultimate chapter";
    - next-to-last
Noun: penultimate  pi'núl-ti-mut
  1. The next to last syllable in a word
    - penult, penultima

Derived forms: penultimates

See also: intermediate

Type of: syllable

Encyclopedia: Penultimate