Oxytones in Portuguese

Ejemplo de Palabras Oxítonas en Portugués: eles sempre falam em português.

Hey, guys! Are you ok? Well, in our Dica today, we are going to talk about oxytones in Portuguese. This class is part of a series about accents in portuguese, which also contains proparoxytones and paroxytones. Read these other Dicas so you can learn all about these accents!

What are Oxytones in Portuguese?

In languages that have stress patterns, such as Portuguese, the position of the stress within a word has a significant impact on pronunciation and meaning. Oxytones, also known as oxytonic words or words with oxytonic stress, are a linguistic term used to describe words in which the stress falls on the final syllable. When pronouncing oxytones in Portuguese, the final syllable receives more emphasis or prominence compared to the preceding syllables.

Let’s check out a video one of our teachers Moisés made to help us understand these concepts better. Remember you can activate the subtitles at any point!

Examples of Oxytones in Portuguese without Diacritics

So, know that you have learned with Rio & Learn about oxytones, let’s review some examples of cxytones without diacritics. Check out some examples from the video and their stressed syllable:


Examples of Oxytones in Portuguese with Diacritics

Let’s see here another definition. All oxytones that have in the last syllable the letters a, e, e o have a graphic sign. How does it work? Let’s see? Some examples here:

JiScarlet eggplant

Now it’s your turn

You can see see, when I say these words, the strength/stress is in the end of these words, ok? How about practicing a little? Read the words and try to identify which ones are oxytones in Portuguese and, if necessary, use accent marks.


So, that’s it, guys! Big hug for you all and see you in our next Dica! Continue learning with us clicking on the links below!

Bye bye!

Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Accents in Portuguese
Proparoxytones in Portuguese
Paroxytones in Portuguese


The words which are not oxytones are risked, and oxytones are in bold!



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