intensifier n : a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier" [syn: intensive]
An adverbial or adverbial phrase is a linguistic term for a single adverb or a group of more than one word operating adverbially, when viewed in terms of their syntactic function.
Compare the following sentences:
- I'll go to bed soon.
- I'll go to bed in an hour.
- I'll go to bed when I've finished my book.
Adverbial phrases sometimes consist of a pair of adverbs. Extra adverbs are called intensifiers:
- oddly enough
- very nicely
intensifier in Breton: Rannfrazenn adverb
intensifier in Spanish: Sintagma adverbial
intensifier in Swedish: Adverbfras