adverbial

adjective
ad·​ver·​bi·​al | \ ad-ˈvər-bē-əl How to pronounce adverbial (audio) \

Definition of adverbial

: of, relating to, or having the function of an adverb an adverbial phrase

Other Words from adverbial

adverbial noun
adverbially \ ad-​ˈvər-​bē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce adverbially (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of adverbial

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adverbial

borrowed from Late Latin adverbiālis, from Latin adverbium adverb entry 1 + -ālis -al entry 1

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“Adverbial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adverbial. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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adverbial

adjective
ad·​ver·​bi·​al | \ ad-ˈvər-bē-əl How to pronounce adverbial (audio) \

Kids Definition of adverbial

: of, relating to, or used as an adverb

Other Words from adverbial

adverbially adverb

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