wh-question
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdʌbl̩juː eɪtʃ ˈkwɛst͡ʃən/, /dʌbl̩juː ˈeɪtʃ kwɛst͡ʃən/
  • (GA) IPA: /dʌbl̩juː ˈeɪtʃ ˌkwɛst͡ʃən/, /də-/
Noun

wh-question (plural wh-questions)

  1. (chiefly, linguistics) A question#Noun|question that is introduced by a wh-word (what, where, why, etc.) and cannot be answer#Verb|answered by yes or no.
    Synonyms: open question, open-ended question
    Antonyms: polar question, multiple-choice question, yes-no question
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