first person noun
: a set of words or word forms (such as pronouns or verb forms) that refer to the person who is speaking or writing
: a writing style that uses first person pronouns and verbs
a : a set of linguistic forms (as verb forms, pronouns, and inflectional affixes) referring to the speaker or writer of the utterance in which they occur
b : a linguistic form belonging to such a set
c : reference of a linguistic form to the speaker or writer of the utterance in which it occurs
: a style of discourse marked by general use of verbs and pronouns of the first person
Examples of FIRST PERSON
- She always wrote in the first person.
- The sentence “I was born in Maine” is written in the first person.
First Known Use of FIRST PERSON
Rhymes with FIRST PERSON
, in person
, third person
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