Definition of adverb noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈædvɜːb//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈædvɜːrb//
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a word that adds more information about place, time, manner, cause or degree to a verb, an adjective, a phrase or another adverb In ‘speak kindly’, ‘incredibly deep’, ‘just in time’ and ‘too quickly’, ‘kindly’, ‘incredibly’, ‘just’ and ‘too’ are all adverbs. see also sentence adverb See related entries: Grammar Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin adverbium, from ad- ‘to’ (expressing addition) + verbum ‘word, verb’.
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