- of, relating to, or conveying a question.
- Grammar. forming, constituting, or used in or to form a question: an interrogative pronoun, suffix, particle, or sentence.
- Grammar. an interrogative word, element, or construction, as who? and what?
Origin of interrogative
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Examples from the Web for interrogative
Calendar paused, interrogative; Kirkwood remained interested but silent.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
The accent was interrogative, although it was plain that only one answer was expected.The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
But coming out of my stateroom with an interrogative “Mr. Jacobus?”'Twixt Land & Sea
What Inflection is placed on the Interrogative sentence in Par.The Ontario High School Reader
At last, he caught the idea of location—but it was location in the interrogative!Islands of Space
John W Campbell
- asking or having the nature of a question
- denoting a form or construction used in asking a question
- denoting or belonging to a class of words, such as which and whom, that are determiners, adjectives, or pronouns and serve to question which individual referent or referents are intendedCompare demonstrative, relative
- an interrogative word, phrase, sentence, or construction
- a question mark
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Word Origin and History for interrogative
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