Definition of reverent in English:

reverent

Line breaks: rev|er¦ent
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛv(ə)r(ə)nt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

reverently

adverb
More example sentences
  • In awe, the South Korean soccer fans visiting this sleepy Dutch hamlet take off their shoes before stepping reverently upon the grass.
  • Though there's no cricket on today, there's a strip in the centre of the ground that's reverently enclosed in blue plastic mesh strung up on poles.
  • Here the actors spoke slowly, reverently, and monotonously, with pauses long enough for the audience to go out for a smoke.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin reverent- 'revering', from the verb revereri (see revere).

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