Definition of Adverbial

1. Noun. A word or group of words function as an adverb.

Generic synonyms: Adverb

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or functioning as an adverb. "Adverbial syntax"
Partainyms: Adverb
Derivative terms: Adverb, Adverb

Definition of Adverbial

1. a. Of or pertaining to an adverb; of the nature of an adverb; as, an adverbial phrase or form.

Definition of Adverbial

1. Adjective. (grammar) of or relating to an adverb ¹

2. Noun. (grammar) an adverbial word or phrase ¹

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Definition of Adverbial

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adverbial

adverb phrase
adverb phrases
adverbial (current term)
adverbial case
adverbial clause
adverbial clauses
adverbial genitive
adverbial genitives
adverbial number
adverbial participle
adverbial participles
adverbial phrase
adverbial phrases

Literary usage of Adverbial

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"adverbial Clause. 273. 1. An adverbial clause performs the function of an ... The adverbial clause is introduced by a subordinate conjunction (full list of ..."

2. A Reference Grammar of Classical Tamil Poetry: 150 B.C.-pre-fifth/sixth by V. S. Rajam (1992)
"The adverbial participle translates as 'X having done verb . ... The "X" is the subject of the verb underlying the adverbial participle. ..."

3. A Grammar of Late Modern English: For the Use of Continental, Especially by Hendrik Poutsma (1904)
"457 adverbial Clauses of Cause, Reason and Ground ... 546 INFINITIVE-CLAUSES ANSWERING TO adverbial ADJUNCTS AND CLAUSES ..."

4. English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"Open thine hand wide;" compare Anglo-Saxon wide with the adverbial termination. ... These adverbial phrases, inasmuch as they perform the office of single ..."

5. Principles of English Etymology by Walter William Skeat (1892)
"Some of the adverbial suffixes can be recognised as having been independent words. ... -ly, AS -lic-e, adverbial form from AS -lie, adj. suffix. See § 242. ..."

6. Exposition of the Grammatical Structure of the English Language: Being an by John Mulligan (1874)
"CLASSIFICATION OF adverbial ACCESSORIES.—(8) We shall classify the adverbial accessory propositions in a manner similar to that in which we classified the ..."

7. Grammar of the Greek Language, for the Use of High Schools and Colleges by Raphael Kühner, Bela Bates Edwards (1844)
"adverbial Sentences. («so adverbial sentences are adverbs or participles and ... adverbial sentences are connected with the principal sentence by relative ..."

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