pronominal

adjective
pro·nom·i·nal | \prō-ˈnä-mə-nᵊl, -ˈnäm-nəl\

Definition of pronominal 

1 : of, relating to, or constituting a pronoun

2 : resembling a pronoun in identifying or specifying without describing the pronominal adjective this in this dog

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Other Words from pronominal

pronominally adverb

Examples of pronominal in a Sentence

the pronominal adjective “this” in “this dog”

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Through perspectival shifts, pronominal slippage and shout-outs to cinema, poetry and of course music, Mercier allows the duo’s fears and displaced ambitions to turn into one another in revelatory, oneiric and, ultimately, disturbing ways. Lisa Russ Spaar, New York Times, "A Trove of Continental Fiction Explores Loss," 5 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of pronominal

1663, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pronominal

Late Latin pronominalis, from Latin pronomin-, pronomen

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pronominal

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English Language Learners Definition of pronominal

grammar : relating to a pronoun or used like a pronoun

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