Adverbial meaning

ăd-vûrbē-əl
Frequency:
Of an adverb.
adjective
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The definition of adverbial is to have the same function as an adverb (a word that is a verb, adjective or other adverb).

An example of an adverbial phrase is a clause which describes a verb (i.e. to say “Before Aunt Mabel came over...” instead of “Yesterday”).

adjective
22
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A word or word group that occurs in grammatical functions typical of adverbs (Ex.: the man ate lobster with delight; the man ordered lobster when he had money)
noun
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19
Of, relating to, or being an adverb.
adjective
16
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(grammar) An adverbial word or phrase.
noun
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7
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Used to form an adverb.

An adverbial suffix.

adjective
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An adverbial element or phrase.
noun
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(grammar) Of or relating to an adverb.
adjective
7
6
Having the nature or function of an adverb.
adjective
6
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Origin of adverbial

  • adverb +‎ -ial.

    From Wiktionary