Dictionary.com

interrogative

[ in-tuh-rog-uh-tiv ]
/ ˌɪn təˈrɒg ə tɪv /
Save This Word!

adjective
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.
noun
Grammar. an interrogative word, element, or construction, as who? and what?
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of interrogative

From the Late Latin word interrogātīvus, dating back to 1510–20. See interrogate, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM interrogative

in·ter·rog·a·tive·ly, adverbun·in·ter·rog·a·tive, adjectiveun·in·ter·rog·a·tive·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use interrogative in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for interrogative

interrogative
/ (ˌɪntəˈrɒɡətɪv) /

adjective
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
noun
an interrogative word, phrase, sentence, or construction
a question mark

Derived forms of interrogative

interrogatively, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK