- of, relating to, or used as an adverb.
Origin of adverbial
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Examples from the Web for adverbially
But the building itself is ugly—nay, it is adverbially ugly; and no reading of poetry into it will make it otherwise.Your United States
I should rather join it adverbially with 'sarvam, all;' that is, 'yours in full trust or confidence: grant me your affection.'Nala and Damayanti and Other Poems
Henry Hart Milman
Often idque (και τουτο) occurs, the pronoun being then adverbially used, and not in agreement with the subject.Cato Maior de Senectute
Marcus Tullius Cicero
- a word or group of words playing the grammatical role of an adverb, such as in the rain in the sentence I'm singing in the rain
- of or relating to an adverb or adverbial
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Word Origin and History for adverbially
1610s, "pertaining to adverbs;" earlier it meant "fond of using adverbs" (1590s), from Late Latin adverbialis, from adverbium (see adverb). Related: Adverbially (mid-15c.).
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