part of speech

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of part of speech

:a traditional class of words (such as adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs) distinguished according to the kind of idea denoted and the function performed in a sentence

First Known Use of part of speech

1517


PART OF SPEECH Defined for Kids

part of speech

noun

Definition of part of speech for Students

plural parts of speech
:a class of words (as adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, interjections, nouns, prepositions, pronouns, or verbs) identified according to the kinds of ideas they express and the work they do in a sentence


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