English dictionary



Info: This web site is based on WordNet 3.0 from Princeton University.

English noun: passive voice

1. passive voice the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb


Samples`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice.
`The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive.


Synonymspassive


Broader (hypernym)voice


Antonymsactive voice, active









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2020 onlineordbog.dk