linguistics: of, relating to, or dealing with the structure of a language at a particular time usually with exclusion of historical and comparative data
Examples of descriptive in a Sentence
She gave a descriptive account of the journey.
a talent for descriptive writing
a poem full of descriptive detail
The black cat was given the descriptive name “Midnight.”
The book is a descriptive grammar.
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