Definition of plusquamperfect in English:

plusquamperfect

noun

  • Grammar. = "pluperfect".

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin plus quam perfectum pluperfect (3rd cent.), use as noun of neuter of plus quam perfectus, lit. ‘more than perfect’, translating Hellenistic Greek ὑπερσυντελικός. Compare Middle French, French plus-que-parfait.

Pronunciation

plusquamperfect

/ˌplʌskwamˈpəːfɪkt/