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superlative

noun [C]  /sʊˈpɜr·lə·t̬ɪv/ us  

superlative noun [C] (GRAMMAR)

grammar the form of an adjective or adverb that shows the thing or action described has more of the quality than all others of the same type: "Funniest" is the superlative of "funny." "Most" is the superlative of "more" and "many."

superlative

adjective [not gradable]  /sʊˈpɜr·lə·t̬ɪv/ us  

superlative adjective [not gradable] (GRAMMAR)

of or relating to the superlative of an adjective or adverb: The superlative form of "slow" is "slowest."
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