part of speech

Definition of part of speech

  1. :  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

  1. :  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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