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Penultimate Definition

The next to last stanza in a poem. 

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Other Penultimate Definition

[n] the next to last syllable in a word
[adj] next to the last; "the author inadvertently reveals the murderer in the penultimate chapter"; "the figures in the next-to-last column"

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\Pe*nul"ti*mate\, a. Last but one; as, the penultimate syllable, the last syllable but one of a word.
\Pe*nul"ti*mate\, n. The penult.

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