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Definition of the noun adverbial

What does adverbial mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adverbials

  1. a word or group of words function as an adverb
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: adverb = a word that modifies something other than a noun

Alternative definition of the noun adverbial


  1. [grammar] an adverbial word or phrase

Definition of the adjective adverbial

What does adverbial mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of or relating to or functioning as an adverb


Adverbial: In grammar an adverbial is a word or a group of words that modifies or tells us something about the sentence or the verb.

  • also known as 狀語

Phrases with Adverbial

  1. Adverbial clause
  2. Adverbial Number
  3. Adverbial phrase
  4. Adverbial genitive
  5. Adverbial participle

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adverbial

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Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

adverbial /ad'v3:bral/ adjective Adverbial means relating to, or like, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2014)

by Bas Aarts, Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner

adverbial category...

Google previewThe Foundation Grammar Dictionary (2005)

Including Punctuation and Usage by Gordon Winch

Adverbial Phrase Adverb of Manner Tells how something is done. They spoke softly. Adverb of Place Tells where something is done. Please sit here. Adverb of Time Tells when something is done. / will see you tomorrow. Adverb An adverb ...

Google previewLongman Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (2013)

by Jack C. Richards, Richard W. Schmidt

see also adverbial, adverb particle, adverbial clause, adjunct adverbial n, adj any word, phrase, or clause that functions like an adverb. An adverb is a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics (2013)

by R.L. Trask

adverbial 10 adverbs with rather distinctive properties, known as sentence adverbs. Adj. adverbial. NOTE: traditional grammar, with its paucity of lexical categories, conventionally assigns to the category Adverb the degree modifiers like very, ...

Google previewThe Primary English Encyclopedia (2017)

The Heart of the Curriculum by Dr Margaret Mallett

Adverbs can be divided into groups: Table 1 Time: soon, tomorrow, immediately Frequency: occasionally, sometimes, often Place: inside, near, here Manner: effectively, skilfully, swiftly ADVERBIAL CLAUSE See also: adverb, clause, fronted ...

Google previewA Student's Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2014)

by Larry Trask

adverbial Any phrase in a sentence which is functionally similar to an adverb in that it modifies the action in respect of ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2V4E1R1B3I1A1L1

The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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