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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A word that describes or modifies a verb or adjective, frequently ending with "-ly."

Usage examples (24)
  • "Happily" is the adverb in the sentence "He sang happily."
  • (As a possible mnemonic, adverb is a single word and noun phrase is two words.)
  • Perhaps no adverb is necessary? blog comments powered by Disqus publicola nerds
  • The adverb is a nonce formation in both languages. for more
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