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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-vurb]
    • /ˈæd vɜrb/
    • /ˈæd.vɜːb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-vurb]
    • /ˈæd vɜrb/

Definitions of adverbs word

  • noun adverbs any member of a class of words that function as modifiers of verbs or clauses, and in some languages, as Latin and English, as modifiers of adjectives, other adverbs, or adverbial phrases, as very in very nice, much in much more impressive, and tomorrow in She'll write to you tomorrow. They relate to what they modify by indicating place (I promise to be there), time (Do your homework now!), manner (She sings beautifully), circumstance (He accidentally dropped the glass when the bell rang), degree (I'm very happy to see you), or cause (I draw, although badly). See also sentence adverb. 0
  • noun adverbs Plural form of adverb. 0
  • noun adverbs plural of adverb. 0

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Origin of adverbs

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
1520-30; < Latin adverbium, equivalent to ad- ad- + verb(um) word, verb + -ium -ium; calque of Greek epírrhēma

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Parts of speech for Adverbs


adverbs popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

adverbs usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adverbs

noun adverbs

  • modifiers — a person or thing that modifies.

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