Definitions for interrogativeˌɪn təˈrɒg ə tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ter•rog•a•tiveˌɪn təˈrɒg ə tɪv(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or conveying a question.

  2. forming, constituting, or used in or to form a question:

    an interrogative pronoun; an interrogative sentence.

    Category: Grammar

  3. (n.)an interrogative word, particle, or construction, as who? or


    Category: Grammar

Origin of interrogative:

1510–20; < LL


Princeton's WordNet

  1. question, interrogation, interrogative, interrogative sentence(noun)

    a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply

    "he asked a direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"

  2. interrogative mood, interrogative(adj)

    some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood

  3. interrogative(adj)

    relating to verbs in the so-called interrogative mood

    "not all questions have an interrogative construction"

  4. interrogative, interrogatory(adj)

    relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. interrogative(adjective)ˌɪn təˈrɒg ə tɪv

    forming a question

    an interrogative phrase


  1. interrogative(Noun)

    A word (pronoun, pronominal adjective, or adverb) implying interrogation, or used for asking a question: why, who, when, etc.

  2. interrogative(Noun)

    A question; an interrogation.

  3. interrogative(Adjective)

    Asking or denoting a question; pertaining to inquiry; questioning: as, an interrogative phrase, pronoun, or point; an interrogative look or tone of voice.

  4. Origin: From Late Latin interrogativus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interrogative(adj)

    denoting a question; expressed in the form of a question; as, an interrogative sentence; an interrogative pronoun

  2. Interrogative(noun)

    a word used in asking questions; as, who? which? why?

Translations for interrogative

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a word) that asks a question

`Who ?' is an interrogative (pronoun).

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