superlative

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /suːˈpɜː.lə.tɪv/ or /sjuːˈpɜː.lə.tɪv/, SAMPA: /su:"p3:(r).l@.tIv/
  • (US) IPA: /suːˈpɝː.lə.tɪv/ or /sjuːˈpɝː.lə.tɪv/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
superlative

Plural
superlatives

  1. The 'superlative is the highest level of something.
  2. (grammar) The superlative form of an adjective is the form of the adjective that shows which thing has the most of a certain quality when you compare more than two things; the superlative form is often made by adding "-est" to the end of the adjective or by putting "most" before it.
    The superlative of "pretty" is "prettiest".
    The superlative of "diverse" is "most diverse".
    The superlative of "cool" is "coolest".
    The superlative of "big" is "biggest".

Adjective[change]

Positive
superlative

Comparative
more superlative

Superlative
most superlative

  1. (rare) If something is superlative, it is very good; it is superb.
  2. (grammar) Related to a superlative.