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adverbial

[ad-vur-bee-uh l] /ædˈvɜr bi əl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or used as an adverb.
noun
2.
a word or phrase functioning as an adverb.
Origin of adverbial
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin adverbi(um) adverb + -al1; compare Late Latin adverbiālis
Related forms
adverbially, adverb
nonadverbial, adjective
nonadverbially, adverb
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  • But the building itself is ugly—nay, it is adverbially ugly; and no reading of poetry into it will make it otherwise.

    Your United States Arnold Bennett
  • I should rather join it adverbially with 'sarvam, all;' that is, 'yours in full trust or confidence: grant me your affection.'

  • Often idque (και τουτο) occurs, the pronoun being then adverbially used, and not in agreement with the subject.

    Cato Maior de Senectute Marcus Tullius Cicero
British Dictionary definitions for adverbially

adverbial

/ædˈvɜːbɪəl/
noun
1.
a word or group of words playing the grammatical role of an adverb, such as in the rain in the sentence I'm singing in the rain
adjective
2.
of or relating to an adverb or adverbial
Derived Forms
adverbially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for adverbially

adverbial

adj.

1610s, "pertaining to adverbs;" earlier it meant "fond of using adverbs" (1590s), from Late Latin adverbialis, from adverbium (see adverb). Related: Adverbially (mid-15c.).

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