augment
Pronunciation
  • Verb:
    • (British) IPA: /ɔːɡˈmɛnt/
    • (America) IPA: /ɑɡˈmɛnt/
  • Noun:
    • (British) IPA: /ˈɔːɡmənt/
    • (America) IPA: /ˈɑɡmənt/
Verb

augment (augments, present participle augmenting; past and past participle augmented)

  1. (transitive) To increase; to make larger or supplement.
    The money from renting out a spare room can augment a salary.
  2. (intransitive, reflexive) To grow; to increase; to become greater.
  3. (music) To slow the tempo or meter, e.g. for a dramatic or stately passage.
  4. (music) To increase an interval, especially the largest interval in a triad, by a half step (chromatic semitone).
  5. (grammar, transitive) To add an augment to.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: élargir le mouvement
Translations
  • French: augmenter l'intervalle
Noun

augment (plural augments)

  1. (grammar) In some Indo-European languages, a prefix e- (a- in Sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb.
  2. (grammar) In some Bantu languages, an additional vowel prepended to the noun prefix.
  3. An increase.
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