ad·​jec·​ti·​val ˌa-jik-ˈtī-vəl How to pronounce adjectival (audio)
: characterized by the use of adjectives
adjectivally adverb

Examples of adjectival in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of adjectival was in 1647

Dictionary Entries Near adjectival

Cite this Entry

“Adjectival.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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