Adjective - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈædʒɪktɪv|  American pronunciation of the word adjective
Brit.  |ˈadʒɪktɪv|  British pronunciation of the word adjective

noun

- a word that expresses an attribute of something
- the word class that qualifies nouns

adjective

- of or relating to or functioning as an adjective(syn: adjectival)
- relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law(syn: procedural)

Examples

The words blue in “the blue car,” deep in “the water is deep,” and tired in “I'm very tired” are adjectives.

In the phrase “a red hat,” the adjective “red” modifies the noun “hat.”

The adjective and noun must agree in number and gender.

The feminine form of the Spanish adjective “lindo” is “linda.”

The feminine of the Spanish adjective “lindo” is “linda.”

In the phrase “give me that book,” the word “that” is a demonstrative adjective.

The masculine form of the Spanish adjective “linda” is “lindo.”

The masculine of the Spanish adjective “linda” is “lindo.”

In “the sun is hot,” “hot” is a predicate adjective.

the pronominal adjective “this” in “this dog”

The adjective “smokeless” is formed by adding the suffix “-less” to the noun “smoke.”

The adverb “sadly” is formed by adding the suffix “-ly” to the adjective “sad.”

“Red” in “red hair” is an attributive adjective.

An attributive noun functions as an adjective.

In “a red hat,” the adjective “red” is a modifier describing the noun “hat.”

Word forms

noun
singular: adjective
plural: adjectives
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