Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun modal_auxiliary

1 sense of modal auxiliary

Sense 1
modal auxiliary verb, modal auxiliary, modal verb, modal -- (an auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality)
       => auxiliary verb -- (a verb that combines with another verb in a verb phrase to help form tense, mood, voice, or condition of the verb it combines with)

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