[ mawr-oh-ver, mohr-, mawr-oh-ver, mohr- ]
/ mɔrˈoʊ vər, moʊr-, ˈmɔrˌoʊ vər, ˈmoʊr- /
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in addition to what has been said; further; besides.


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Origin of moreover

First recorded in 1325–75, moreover is from Middle English more over. See more, over

synonym study for moreover

See besides.
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What is a basic definition of moreover?

Moreover is an adverb that means in addition to what has been said.

Moreover is used to transition into additional information or to connect a sentence to a related one that has already been said.

Like additionally and besides, moreover is often used to begin a sentence.

  • Used in a sentence: I can’t afford a dog. Moreover, my landlord doesn’t allow pets in the apartments.  

Moreover can be used in the middle of a sentence to indicate that one thought is connected to a previous one.

  • Used in a sentence: I liked this book because it was well-written and, moreover, told a very interesting story. 

Where does moreover come from?

The first records of moreover come from around 1325. It comes from the Middle English more over and is formed from the adverbs more and over.

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How is moreover used in real life?

Moreover is used to present more than one fact, reason, or related sentence.

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Is moreover used correctly in the following sentence?

I hated the movie because the acting was terrible and, moreover, the story didn’t make any sense.

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British Dictionary definitions for moreover

/ (mɔːˈrəʊvə) /

sentence connector
in addition to what has already been said; furthermore
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