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pronominal Line breaks: pro|nom¦inal
Pronunciation: /prəʊˈnɒmɪn(ə)l/

Definition of pronominal in English:


Relating to or serving as a pronoun: a pronominal form
More example sentences
  • This turns out to be unexplained under the pronominal anaphor account: if a long-distance reflexive were a pronominal anaphor, it would be expected to be bound in the matrix sentence.
  • Furthermore, demonstrative nominal and demonstrative pronominal anaphors appeared to function quite differently in expressing differences in transition stages of discourse referents.
  • Some of his corrections really did have to do with grammar or syntax, such as his insistence on maintaining consistent parallel structure and pronominal reference.


(also pronominalisation) noun
(also pronominalise) verb
Pronunciation: /prəʊˈnɒmɪnəli/
Example sentences
  • As noted, classifiers (together with an appropriate numeral and/or determiner) can be used pronominally.


Mid 17th century: from late Latin pronominalis 'belonging to a pronoun', from Latin pronomen (see pronoun).

Words that rhyme with pronominal

abdominal, nominal, phenomenal
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