Definition of Compound Adjective (with Examples)
A compound adjective is a single adjective comprising more than one word. The words in a compound adjective are usually grouped together using hyphens to show it is a single adjective.
Examples of Compound AdjectivesHere are some example of compound adjectives (shaded):
Alternatives to Hyphens in Compound AdjectivesCompound adjectives can also be grouped using italics, quotation marks, and title case (i.e., capital letters). For example:
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What are compound adjectives?
Hyphens in compound adjectives
Alternatives to hyphens in compound adjectives
Enumeration of adjectives
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