Definition of part of speech in English:

part of speech

Pronunciation /ˌpärt əv ˈspēCH/ /ˌpɑrt əv ˈspitʃ/

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  • A category to which a word is assigned in accordance with its syntactic functions. In English the main parts of speech are noun, pronoun, adjective, determiner, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection.

    ‘Stress placement in English may also change the part of speech of a word.’
    • ‘A wide variety of lesson plans are linked, including interactive lessons on teaching adverbs, conjunctions, and the parts of speech.’
    • ‘I am working on a book about the parts of speech - that's right, nouns, verbs, interjections and all the rest.’
    • ‘However, while all of the absent antecedents are duly filled in, we are left with a sense that pronouns are not the only parts of speech left unspoken.’
    • ‘It reviews the parts of speech and teaches the parts of a sentence and punctuation.’