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noun

Syllabification: noun
Pronunciation: /noun
 
/

Definition of noun in English:

noun

Grammar
A word (other than a pronoun) used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things (common noun), or to name a particular one of these (proper noun).
Example sentences
  • Many English words can be nouns or verbs, with the exact same English spelling.
  • These children were asked to explain the meaning of some common Dutch and Turkish nouns in an extended word definition task.
  • Of particular interest here is how the participants in the picture are referred to by the choice of pronouns or nouns.

Origin

late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from Latin nomen 'name'.

Derivatives

nounal

1
Pronunciation: /ˈnounəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Verbs are grouped as absolute, relative, or nounal.

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