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part of speech

noun [C]  us   /ˈpɑrt əv ˈspitʃ/
grammar any of the groups into which words are divided depending on their use, such as verbs, nouns, and adjectives
Translations of “part of speech”
in Korean (문법) 품사…
in Arabic جُزء من أجزاء الكَلام…
in Portuguese classe gramatical…
in Catalan categoria gramatical…
in Japanese (文法)品詞…
in Italian parte del discorso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 詞類,詞性…
in Chinese (Simplified) 词类,词性…
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