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adverbial

[ad-vur-bee-uh l] /ædˈvɜr bi əl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or used as an adverb.
noun
2.
a word or phrase functioning as an adverb.
Origin
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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British Dictionary definitions for nonadverbial

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 nonadverbial

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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