what manner of

Definition of what manner of

old-fashioned + literary
: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

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

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

  3. : who

  1. : why

  2. : in what respect : how

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

  2. : how remarkable or striking for good or bad qualities

  3. : whatever

manner play
  1. : kind, sort

  2. : kinds, sorts

  3. : a characteristic or customary mode of acting : custom


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