Synonyms for penultimate

Synonyms for (noun) penultimate

Synonyms: penult, penultima, penultimate

Definition: the next to last syllable in a word

Similar words: syllable

Definition: a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme

Usage: the word `pocket' has two syllables

Synonyms for (adj) penultimate

Synonyms: next-to-last, penultimate

Definition: next to the last

Usage: the author inadvertently reveals the murderer in the penultimate chapter; the figures in the next-to-last column

Similar words: intermediate

Definition: lying between two extremes in time or space or state

Usage: going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands; intermediate stages in a process; intermediate stops on the route; an intermediate range plane

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