What does penultimate mean?

Many people use ‘penultimate‘ to mean “the very last” or “the very best.” They’re wrong. The word ultimate itself comes from the Latin word for “last, final, or farthest.” The pen- part of penultimate is simply the Latin prefix that means “almost,” so the word literally means “almost last.”

How do you say the word penultimate?

How do you pronounce penultimate shell?