HyperDic: proverbial

English > 2 senses of the word proverbial:
ADJECTIVEpertproverbialof or relating to or resembling or expressed in a proverb
allproverbialwidely known and spoken of
proverbial > pronunciation
Soundsprahver'biyahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > proverbial: 2 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or resembling or expressed in a proverb.
Examples
  • "he kicked the proverbial bucket"
  • "the proverbial grasshopper"
Spanishproverbial
Catalanproverbial
Nounsproverba condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
English > proverbial: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningWidely known and spoken of.
Examples
  • "her proverbial lateness"
  • "the proverbial absentminded professor"
  • "your proverbial dizzy blonde"
Broaderknownapprehended with certainty
Spanishproverbial
Catalanproverbial
Adverbsproverbiallyin the manner of something that has become a byword

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