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  • as inglib
  • as insmooth-tongued

synonyms for vocative

  • artful
  • articulate
  • eloquent
  • facile
  • loquacious
  • talkative
  • easy
  • fast-talking
  • flip
  • fluent
  • garrulous
  • hot air
  • insincere
  • plausible
  • quick
  • ready
  • silver-tongued
  • slippery
  • smooth-spoken
  • smooth-tongued
  • suave
  • urbane
  • vocal
  • voluble

antonyms for vocative

MOST RELEVANT
  • quiet
  • silent
  • inarticulate
  • stuttering
  • tongue-tied
  • uncommunicative
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    How to use vocative in a sentence

    The vocative alone often takes a final a as in the interrogative form.
    THE MAFULUROBERT W. WILLIAMSON
    Ahaygar; a pet term; my friend, my love: vocative of Irish tagur, love, a dear person.
    ENGLISH AS WE SPEAK IT IN IRELANDP. W. JOYCE
    Avourneen, my love: the vocative case of Irish muirnn, a sweetheart, a loved person.
    ENGLISH AS WE SPEAK IT IN IRELANDP. W. JOYCE
    Vocative, vok′a-tiv, adj. pertaining to the act of calling, applied to the grammatical case used in personal address.
    CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 4 OF 4: S-Z AND SUPPLEMENTS)VARIOUS
    It is a different word altogether, and is only the subjunctive of am, in the way puss is the vocative of cat.
    A HANDBOOK OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGEROBERT GORDON LATHAM
    The vocative hombre is frequently used to express surprise, expostulation, etc.
    NOVELAS CORTASPEDRO ANTONIO DE ALARCN
    The vocative is the person to quhom the speach is directed; as, quhence cumes thou neas.
    OF THE ORTHOGRAPHIE AND CONGRUITIE OF THE BRITAN TONGUEALEXANDER HUME
    In the plural the nominative is used to supply the lacking vocative form.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 14, SLICE 4VARIOUS
    One heard him late at night drumming it over and over: Nominative—dative—instrumental—vocative!
    YIDDISH TALESVARIOUS
    O used as a vocative or to express a desire or imprecation does not call for an exclamation.
    PUNCTUATIONFREDERICK W. HAMILTON
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO VOCATIVE

    • artful
    • articulate
    • easy
    • eloquent
    • facile
    • fast-talking
    • flip
    • fluent
    • garrulous
    • hot air
    • insincere
    • loquacious
    • plausible
    • quick
    • ready
    • silver-tongued
    • slippery
    • smooth-spoken
    • smooth-tongued
    • suave
    • talkative
    • urbane
    • vocal
    • vocative
    • voluble
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