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



BrE BrE//suˈpɜːlətɪv//
, BrE//sjuːˈpɜːlətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//suːˈpɜːrlətɪv//
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(grammar) the form of an adjective or adverb that expresses the highest degree of something It's hard to find enough superlatives to describe this book. compare comparative See related entries: Grammar Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French superlatif, -ive, from late Latin superlativus, from Latin superlatus ‘carried beyond’, past participle of superferre.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: superlative

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