what manner of

Definition of what manner of

old-fashioned + literary

  1. :  what kind or sort of What manner of person could have committed such a crime? What manner of woman is she to have done something like that?

Word by Word Definitions

whatplay
  1. : used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of an object or matter

    : often used to ask for repetition of an utterance or part of an utterance not properly heard or understood

    :  who

  1. :  why

    :  in what respect :  how

  1. : used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of a person, object, or matter

    :  whatever

    :  any

mannerplay
  1. :  kind, sort

    :  kinds, sorts

    :  a characteristic or customary mode of acting :  custom


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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