[ proh-nom-uh-nl ]
/ proʊˈnɒm ə nl /


Grammar. pertaining to, resembling, derived from, or containing a pronoun: “My” in “my book” is a pronominal adjective. “There” is a pronominal adverb.
Heraldry. noting the coat of arms on a quartered escutcheon: customarily occupying the first quarter and being the original coat of arms of the paternal line.


Grammar. a pronominal word.

Nearby words

  1. prong,
  2. prong key,
  3. pronged,
  4. pronghorn,
  5. pronomial,
  6. pronominalize,
  7. pronormoblast,
  8. pronotum,
  9. pronoun,
  10. pronounce

Origin of pronominal

From the Late Latin word prōnōminālis, dating back to 1635–45. See pronoun, -al1

Related formspro·nom·i·nal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pronominal


/ (prəʊˈnɒmɪnəl) /


relating to or playing the part of a pronoun
Derived Formspronominally, adverb

Word Origin for pronominal

C17: from Late Latin prōnōminālis, from prōnōmen a pronoun

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