third person

noun

Definition of third person 

1a : a set of linguistic forms (such as verb forms, pronouns, and inflectional affixes) referring to one that is neither the speaker or writer of the utterance in which they occur nor the one to whom that utterance is addressed "they" is a pronoun of the third person

b : a linguistic form belonging to such a set

c : reference of a linguistic form to one that is neither the speaker or writer of the utterance in which it occurs nor the one to whom that utterance is addressed referred to himself in the third person

2 : a style of discourse marked by general use of verbs and pronouns of the third person the story was written in the third person

Examples of third person in a Sentence

a story written in the third person

First Known Use of third person

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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third person

noun

English Language Learners Definition of third person

grammar : a set of words or forms (such as pronouns or verb forms) that refer to people or things that the speaker or writer is not addressing directly

: a writing style that uses third person pronouns and verbs

third person

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Kids Definition of third person

: a set of words or forms (as pronouns or verb forms) referring to people or things that are not being addressed directly

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