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pronounnoun [C]

uk   /ˈprəʊ.naʊn/  us   /ˈproʊ-/
B1 a word that is used ​instead of a ​noun or a ​noun phrase: Pronouns are often used to refer to a ​noun that has already been ​mentioned. "She", "it", and "who" are all ​examples of pronouns.

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adjective uk   /prəʊˈnɒm.ɪ.nəl/  us   /proʊˈnɑː.mə-/ specialized
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(Definition of pronoun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pronounnoun [C]

 us   /ˈproʊˌnɑʊn/
grammar a word that is used ​instead of a ​noun or a ​noun phrase: Pronouns are often used to refer to a ​noun that has been ​previouslymentioned. "She," "it," "them," and "who" are all ​examples of pronouns. grammar a word that is used ​instead of a ​noun or a ​noun phrase: Pronouns are often used to refer to a ​noun that has been ​previouslymentioned. "She," "it," "them," and "who" are all ​examples of pronouns.
(Definition of pronoun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pronoun”
in Korean (문법의) 대명사…
in Arabic ضَمير (نَحو)…
in Malaysian kata ganti nama…
in French pronom…
in Russian местоимение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 代名詞…
in Italian pronome…
in Turkish zamir, adıl…
in Polish zaimek…
in Spanish pronombre…
in Vietnamese đại từ…
in Portuguese pronome…
in Thai สรรพนาม…
in German das Pronomen…
in Catalan pronom…
in Japanese (文法)代名詞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 代词…
in Indonesian kata ganti…
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