description word

description word (plural description words)

  1. (grammar) An adjective.
    • 2006, Tanya Remer Altmann, The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child Successfully Negotiate Major Developmental Milestones (e-book edition without page numbers):
      They learn not just nouns, but description words (adjectives), action words (verbs), and others.
    • 2010, Julie Gray, Get That Job With The Right CV: Teach Yourself, Hodder Education (part of Hachette UK), in the series Teach Yourself (e-book edition without page numbers):
      Adjectives, or description words, are another way to turn a standard role or activity into something special.
    • 2010, Paul Werny, English Filipino Work book, 2nd edition, Median press, p.99:
      Both can be used interchangably but Palá cannot be used with adjectives (description words)
    • 2011/2015, Joan N. Kaderavek, Language Disorders in Children: Fundamental Concepts of Assessment and Intervention. Second Edition, Pearson, p.222:
      It includes vocabulary related to home, people, action words, description words, pronouns, prepositions, and question words.
    • 2013, Alison Amend & Adam Robinson, Cracking the SAT Literature Subject Test, 2013-2014 Edition, Princeton Review, p.43:
      Adjective: description word that modifies a noun
Synonyms Related terms
  • action word (action-word)
  • connecting word
  • naming word
  • name word (name-word)

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