grammatical

adjective

gram·​mat·​i·​cal grə-ˈma-ti-kəl How to pronounce grammatical (audio)
1
: of or relating to grammar
2
: conforming to the rules of grammar
a grammatical sentence
grammaticality noun
grammaticalness noun

Examples of grammatical in a Sentence

That sentence is not grammatical.
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Word History

Etymology

see grammar

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of grammatical was in 1530

Dictionary Entries Near grammatical

Cite this Entry

“Grammatical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grammatical. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

grammatical

adjective
gram·​mat·​i·​cal grə-ˈmat-i-kəl How to pronounce grammatical (audio)
1
: of or relating to grammar
2
: conforming to the rules of grammar
a grammatical sentence
grammaticality noun
grammatically adverb
grammaticalness noun
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