part of speechnoun [ C ]uk /ˌpɑːt əv ˈspiːtʃ/ us /ˌpɑːrt əv ˈspiːtʃ/ also word class
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Major word classesEnglish has four major word classes: nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. They have many thousands of members, and new nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are often created. Nouns are the most common type of word, followed by verbs. Adjectives are less common and adverbs are even less common. …