Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

British pronunciation of 

ergative

view main entry for ergative adjective  /ˈɜː(r)ɡətɪv/
British English pronunciation: ergative
Click to listen to the pronunciation of ergative

derived word

ergativeergatives

  noun [countable]
British English pronunciation: ergative
Click to listen to the pronunciation of ergative

This is the British English pronunciation of ergative.

View American English pronunciation of ergative.

BuzzWord

swipe

to move your finger across the touch screen of a tablet or smartphone in order to move to a new page, make a choice, etc.

BuzzWord Article

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play