a noun derived from a verb, especially by a process applicable to most or all verbs. In English, a verbal noun uses the -ing form, as in Eating is fun, or the infinitive form, as in To see is to believe. In Latin, examples of verbal nouns include dictiō “act of speaking, utterance” (from dīcere “to say, tell, speak”) and cantus “singing, song” (from canere ”to sing“).
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How to use verbal noun in a sentence
Good examples from Khmer (Cambodgian) are tmeu “one who walks” and daneu “walking” (verbal noun), both derived from deu “to walk.”Language | Edward Sapir
The phrase illustrates the difference between the participle and the verbal noun (or whatever it may be called) in -ing.The Lady of the Lake | Sir Walter Scott
Aren, or aen, eco-aco-co are case terminations; tcea-cea marks the verbal noun.Basque Legends | Wentworth Webster
The so-called imperfect subjunctive turns out to be a verbal noun with a preposition.
What is the rule about names composed of a plain noun and a verbal noun?Compound Words | Frederick W. Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for verbal noun
a noun derived from a verb, such as smoking in the sentence smoking is bad for you: See also gerund
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