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pronominal phrase

Definition:

a phrase that functions as a pronoun

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

pronominal phrases

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

pronominal | pron. [abbreviation] | pronom. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

late Latin pronominalis "belonging to a pronoun", from Latin pronomen (see...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Pronoun

a word or form that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase. It's a particular case of a pro-form. Pronouns have traditionally been regarded as one of the parts of speech, although many modern theorists would not regard them as a single distinct word... (44 of 1503 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Pronoun

Collins Dictionary:

pronominal | pronominally [adverb, derived]

relating to or playing the part of a pronoun (9 of 209 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pronominal

Merriam-Webster:

pronominal | pronominally [adverb, related]

of, relating to, or constituting a pronoun | resembling a pronoun in identifying or specifying without describing (16 of 66 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pronominal

Random House Dictionary:

pronominal

[grammar] pertaining to, resembling, derived from, or containing a pronoun. | [heraldry] noting the coat of arms on a quartered escutcheon: ... (20 of 58 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pronominal

Oxford Dictionary:

pronominal | pronominalization [derived] | pronominalize [derived] | pronominally [derived]

relating to or serving as a pronoun (7 of 53 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pronominal

American Heritage Dictionary:

pronominal | pronominally [adverb, related]

Of, relating to, or functioning as a pronoun. | Resembling a pronoun, as by specifying a person, place, or thing, while functioning primarily as ... (23 of 51 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pronominal

Cambridge Dictionary:

pronoun | pronominal [adjective, specialized, derived]

a word which is used instead of a noun or a noun phrase (13 of 44 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pronoun

Macmillan British Dictionary:

pronominal [linguistics] | pronominally [adverb, related]

relating to a pronoun, or used as a pronoun (9 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pronominal

pronominal [countable, linguistics, noun] | pronominals [plural]

a word that acts as a pronoun (7 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pronominal 4

New World Dictionary:

pronominal [grammar] | pronominally

of, or having the function of, a pronoun (8 of 22 words, 1 usage example)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pronominal

Wiktionary:

pronominal

Of, pertaining to, resembling, or functioning as of a pronoun. (10 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pronominal

Encarta Dictionary:

pronominal | pronominals [plural]

like or functioning as a pronoun | a word that functions like a pronoun (13 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736557​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

pronominal

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: late Latin pronominalis "belonging to a pronoun", from Latin pronomen (see "pronoun")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pronominal

Collins Dictionary:

pronominal

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Late Latin prōnōminālis, from prōnōmen a pronoun

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pronominal

American Heritage Dictionary:

pronominal

Origin: Late Latin prōnōminālis, from Latin prōnōmen, prōnōmin-, pronoun; see "pronoun".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pronominal

Merriam-Webster:

pronominal

First use: 1680

Origin: Late Latin pronominalis, from Latin pronomin-, pronomen

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pronominal

New World Dictionary:

pronominal [grammar]

Origin: Late Latin pronominalis from Latin pronomen, "pronoun"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pronominal

Wiktionary:

pronominal

Origin: Late Latin pronominalis, from Latin pronomin-, pronomen.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pronominal

Encarta Dictionary:

pronominal | pronominals [plural]

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: late Latin pronominalis from Latin pronomen

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736557​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

pronominal

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pronominal"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pronominal

Cambridge Dictionary:

pronoun

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "pronominal"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "pronominal"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pronoun

Macmillan British Dictionary:

pronominal [linguistics]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "pronominal"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pronominal

pronominal [countable, linguistics, noun] | pronominals [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "pronominal"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pronominal 4

Macmillan American Dictionary:

pronominal [linguistics]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pronominal"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/pronominal

pronominal [countable, linguistics, noun] | pronominals [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pronominal"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/pronominal 4

the Free Dictionary:

pronominal

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "pronominal"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "pronominal"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "pronominal" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/pronominal

Google Dictionary:

pronominal

Audio: English pronunciation of "pronominal"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

pronominal

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pronominal"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=pronom​01 word=pronominal

YourDictionary Audio:

pronominal

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pronominal"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pronominal

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