Pronunciation: (vok'u-tiv), [key]
1. Gram.(in certain inflected languages, as Latin) noting or pertaining to a case used to indicate that a noun refers to a person or thing being addressed.
2. of, pertaining to, or used in calling, specifying, or addressing.
1. the vocative case.
2. a word in the vocative, as Latin Paule “O Paul.”
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