noun phrase noun, often capitalized N&P
: a group of words that acts like a noun in a sentence
: a phrase formed by a noun and all its modifiers and determiners; broadly : any syntactic element (as a clause, clitic, pronoun, or zero element) with a noun's function (as the subject of a verb or the object of a verb or preposition) —abbreviation NP
Examples of NOUN PHRASE
- In the sentence “I found the owner of the dog,” “the owner of the dog” is a noun phrase.
First Known Use of NOUN PHRASE
Rhymes with NOUN PHRASE
, dog days
, in phase
, post chaise
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