Definition of agent noun in English:

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agent noun

Pronunciation: /ˈājənt noun/


A noun denoting someone or something that performs the action of a verb, typically ending in -er or -or, e.g., worker, accelerator.
Example sentences
  • Or does it rhyme with agent nouns like gonger, meaning ‘person who plays the gong’?
  • In our workshop, we would like to subject the polysemy of agent nouns to closer scrutiny.
  • We also held on to a few agent nouns ending in ‘ar’ - for example, ‘liar.’

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Syllabification: a·gent noun

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