[ uh-trib-yuh-tiv-lee ]
/ əˈtrɪb yə tɪv li /
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in an attributive or adjectival manner; in a position directly adjacent to and modifying a noun, without any intervening linking verb, as the adjective warm in a warm welcome or the noun romance in a romance novel.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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The word is also used attributively to indicate the kind of trade carried on in such towns.