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Definition of "participial" [par•ti•cip•i•al]

  • Of, relating to, consisting of, or formed with a participle. (adjective)
  • A participle. (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 "participial" in a sentence
  • "A grumpy right-wing pundit followed a few days later with the phrase in participial or gerund form: “Having It All.”"
  • "Both words are often used — and often interchangeably — as participial adjectives (oriented and orientated)."
  • "It hasn't turned out to contain hidden depths, as Alexander Frater's Chasing the Monsoon or Joe Kane's Running the Amazon did, to choose two participial equivalents."