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Definition of "adverb" []

  • The part of speech that modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb. (noun)
  • Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as so, very, and rapidly. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adverb" in a sentence
  • "Remember the definition of an adverb — “an adverb is a word used to modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.”"
  • "Another flat adverb is right, which I used in the phrase read that right a few sentences ago."
  • "Perhaps no adverb is necessary? blog comments powered by Disqus publicola nerds"