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Definition of vocative noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

vocative

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈvɑkət̮ɪv//
 
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(in some languages) the form of a noun, a pronoun, or an adjective used when talking to a person or thing compare ablative, accusative, dative, genitive, nominative
vocative adjective
 
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the vocative case