Gram. expressing frequent and repeated action
Origin of frequentativeClassical Latin frequentativus ; from frequentare, to frequent
Gram. a frequentative verb: “sparkle” is a frequentative of “spark”
Expressing or designating repeated action.
A frequentative verb or verb form.
Origin of frequentativeLatin frequentat&imacron;vus, from frequentatus, past participle of frequentare, to repeat, from frequ&emacron;ns, frequent-, frequent.
- (grammar) Serving to express repetition of an action.
- "Crackle" is an English frequentative verb derived from "crack".