attributive adjective

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

attributive adjective (plural attributive adjectives)

  1. (grammar) An adjective that modifies the head of a noun phrase in which it occurs.
    The word “red” in “the red balloon” is an attributive adjective.

Usage notesEdit

As opposed to predicative adjectives, attributive adjectives are part of the noun phrase that they modify.

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