adverb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"adverb" in British English

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adverbnoun [C]

uk   /ˈæd.vɜːb/  us   /-vɝːb/
A2 a word that ​describes or gives more ​information about a ​verb, ​adjective, adverb, or phrase: In the phrase "she ​smiledcheerfully", the word "​cheerfully" is an adverb. In the phrase "the ​house was ​spotlesslyclean", the word "​spotlessly" is an adverb.
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adverbial
adjective uk   /ədˈvɜː.bi.əl/  us   /-ˈvɝː-/
an adverbial phrase
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(Definition of adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adverb" in American English

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adverbnoun [C]

 us   /ˈæd·vɜrb/ specialized
grammar a word that ​describes or gives more ​information about another word, esp. a ​verb, ​adjective, or other adverb, or about a phrase: In the ​sentences, "She smiled ​cheerfully" and "He ​waitedrightoutside the ​door," "​cheerfully" and "​right" are adverbs.
adverbial
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ædˈvɜr·bi·əl/
an adverbial phrase
(Definition of adverb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adverb”
in Korean 부사…
in Arabic ظَرْف…
in Malaysian adverb…
in French adverbe…
in Russian наречие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 副詞…
in Italian avverbio…
in Turkish zarf…
in Polish przysłówek…
in Spanish adverbio…
in Vietnamese phó từ…
in Portuguese advérbio…
in Thai คำวิเศษณ์, คำกริยาวิเศษณ์…
in German das Adverb…
in Catalan adverbi…
in Japanese (文法)副詞…
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in Indonesian adverbia…
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