participial

adjective

par·​ti·​cip·​i·​al ˌpär-tə-ˈsi-pē-əl How to pronounce participial (audio)
: of, relating to, or formed with or from a participle
participially adverb

Word History

Etymology

Latin participialis, from participium

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of participial was in 1591

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Cite this Entry

“Participial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/participial. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

participial

adjective
par·​ti·​cip·​i·​al ˌpärt-ə-ˈsip-ē-əl How to pronounce participial (audio)
: of, relating to, or formed with a participle
participial phrase
participially adverb
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