Definition of inventive in English:

inventive

Line breaks: in¦vent|ive
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈvɛntɪv
 
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adjective

Derivatives

inventively

adverb
More example sentences
  • It struck me that, typical for our age, the depiction of the horrific was astonishingly and inventively successful while the presentation of the beatific was, comparatively, shallow and disappointing.
  • Local institution Michael Yonkers has been having his own way with music for over 30 years, creating unheard sounds from inventively designed homemade guitars.
  • A microphone was positioned to the far left of the stage and he periodically spoke to us about Beethoven, Lizst and Schumann, explaining his inventively chosen programme most engagingly.

Origin

late Middle English: from French inventif, -ive or medieval Latin inventivus, from Latin invenire 'discover' (see invent).

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