- The definition of a morpheme is the smallest unit in a language that still has meaning.
An example of a morpheme is -est in the word greatest.
morpheme definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French morphème ; from Classical Greek morphē, form plush French -ème, as in phonème, phoneme
morpheme definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French morphème, blend of Greek morphē, form and French phonème, phoneme; see phoneme.
- mor·phemˈic adjective
- mor·phemˈi·cal·ly adverb