ad·​jec·​ti·​val | \ ˌa-jik-ˈtī-vəl How to pronounce adjectival (audio) \

Definition of adjectival

1 : adjective
2 : characterized by the use of adjectives

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Other Words from adjectival

adjectivally \ ˌa-​jik-​ˈtī-​və-​lē How to pronounce adjectival (audio) \ adverb

Examples of adjectival in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately, we are often forced by clients to engage in adjectival warfare, superfluous tech-headese and gratuitous garble. Wired Blogs, WIRED, "Rants & Raves," 24 Oct. 2000

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First Known Use of adjectival

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for adjectival

adjective entry 1 + -al entry 1

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The first known use of adjectival was in 1647

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ad·​jec·​ti·​val | \ ˌa-jik-ˈtī-vəl How to pronounce adjectival (audio) \

Kids Definition of adjectival

: of, relating to, or functioning as an adjective an adjectival phrase

Other Words from adjectival

adjectivally adverb The word “happy” acts adjectivally in the phrase “happy children.”

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