Related formsad·ver·bi·al·ly, adverbnon·ad·ver·bi·al, adjectivenon·ad·ver·bi·al·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for adverbial
The simple predicate may be modified by an adverb, an adverbial phrase, or an adverbial clause.An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises|George Lyman Kittredge
Here we have the adverbial form; but in Chaucer's Troilus and Creseide, iii.
A simile—in grammatical terms, an adverbial phrase—sometimes constitutes the second element.Fragments Of Ancient Poetry|James MacPherson
When it is used in this manner, it loses its adverbial force.Plain English|Marian Wharton
Sometimes for emphasis a participial phrase or an adverbial clause precedes the subject.Business English|Rose Buhlig