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proper nounnoun [C]

uk   /ˈprɒp.ə ˌnaʊn/ us   /ˈprɑː.pɚ ˌnaʊn/ specialized
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proper nounnoun [C]

us   /ˈprɑp·ər ˈnoʊn/
grammar (in grammar) the name of a particular person, place, or thing that is spelled with a beginning capital letter: "San Francisco" and "White House" are proper nouns.
(Definition of proper noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “proper noun”
in Arabic اسم عَلم…
in Korean 문법의 (고유 명사)…
in Portuguese nome próprio…
in Catalan nom propi…
in Japanese (文法)固有名詞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 专有名词…
in Turkish özel isim…
in Russian имя собственное…
in Chinese (Traditional) 專有名詞…
in Italian nome proprio…
in Polish nazwa własna…
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