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Of, relating to, or functioning as an adjective.

ad′jec·ti′val·ly adv.
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(ˌædʒ ɪkˈtaɪ vəl)

of, functioning as, or forming an adjective: an adjectival ending.
ad`jec•ti′val•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.adjectival - of or relating to or functioning as an adjective; "adjectival syntax"; "an adjective clause"
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[ˌædʒekˈtaɪvəl] ADJadjetivo, adjetival
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[ˌædʒɪkˈtaɪvəl] adjadjectif/ive
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adj, adjectivally
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[ˌædʒɛkˈtaɪvl] adjaggettivale
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(ˈӕdʒiktiv) noun
a word which describes a noun. a red flower; air which is cool.
ˌadjecˈtival (-ˈtai-) adjective
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