Definition of “modifier” - English Dictionary


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modifiernoun [ C ]

us /ˈmɑd·əˌfɑɪ·ər/

modifier noun [ C ] (GRAMMAR)

grammar a word or phrase that limits or adds to the meaning of another word or phrase:

In the sentence "The little girl ran quickly," the adjective "little" and the adverb "quickly" are modifiers.

(Definition of “modifier” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)