Definition of Compound Adjective (with Examples)

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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 Adjectives

Here are some example of compound adjectives (shaded): .

Alternatives to Hyphens in Compound Adjectives

Compound adjectives can also be grouped using italics, quotation marks, and title case (i.e., capital letters). For example: .

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What are adjectives? Demonstrative adjectives Enumeration of adjectives Indefinite adjectives Interrogative adjectives Predicate adjectives Participles Possessive adjectives