Definition of adverb in English:

adverb

Syllabification: ad·verb
Pronunciation: /ˈadˌvərb
 
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noun

Grammar
A word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb or a word group, expressing a relation of place, time, circumstance, manner, cause, degree, etc. (e.g., gently, quite, then, there).
More example sentences
  • The real challenges always came with the sophisticated adjectives, the adverbs, and the intransitive verbs.
  • I have been over those 406 words and carefully identified the adjectives and adverbs.
  • At their best, adverbs spice up a verb or adjective.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin adverbium, from ad- 'to' (expressing addition) + verbum 'word, verb'.

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