imitative

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adjective im·i·ta·tive \ˈi-mə-ˌtā-tiv, especially British -tə-tiv\

Definition of imitative

  1. 1a :  marked by imitation <acting is an imitative art>b :  reproducing or representing a natural sound :  onomatopoeic <“hiss” is an imitative word>c :  exhibiting mimicry

  2. 2 :  inclined to imitate

  3. 3 :  imitating something superior :  counterfeit

imitatively

adverb

imitativeness

noun

Examples of imitative in a sentence

  1. The architecture is imitative of a Japanese temple.

  2. <your writing style tends to be imitative of whichever author you've recently read>

1584

First Known Use of imitative

1584


IMITATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

imitative

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adjective im·i·ta·tive \ˈi-mə-ˌtā-tiv, especially British -tə-tiv\

Definition of imitative for English Language Learners

  • : made or done to be like something or someone else


IMITATIVE Defined for Kids

imitative

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adjective im·i·ta·tive \ˈi-mə-ˌtā-tiv\

Definition of imitative for Students

  1. :  made or done to be like something or someone else <imitative sounds>



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