Complete Definition of "interrogative"

English

Etymology
From Late Latin interrogativus.

Pronunciation
RP: IPA|/ËɪntÉËrÉgÉtɪv/
audio|en-us-interrogative.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
interrogative

  1. Asking or denoting a question; pertaining to inquiry; questioning: as, an interrogative phrase, pronoun, or point; an interrogative look or tone of voice.
Quotations
1877: w:William Dwight Whitney|William Dwight Whitney, Essentials of English Grammar for the Use of Schools §470

Synonyms
examining
inquiring
investigative

Derived terms
interrogatively
interrogative accent
interrogative judgement

Translations
trans-top|asking or denoting a question
Czech: tázací m
Dutch: vragend
Greek: t+|el|εÏÏÏημαÏικÏÏ|sc=Grek
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Noun
interrogative

  1. grammar A word (pronoun, pronominal adjective, or adverb) implying interrogation, or used for asking a question: why, who, when, etc.
  2. rare A question; an interrogation.
Quotations
1819: w:Sir Walter Scott|Sir Walter Scott, A Legend of Montrose, xii

Translations
trans-top|a word implying interrogation
Dutch: vraagwoord, interrogatief
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trans-top|a question
Dutch: t+|nl|vraag
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trans-bottom

Related terms
interrogate
interrogatedness
interrogatee
interrogation
interrogator
interrogatory

References
R:Century 1911


Italian

Adjective
interrogative p

  1. feminine of|interrogativo#Adjective|interrogativo

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