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Definition of Verbal

Verbal

  1. Expressed in words, whether spoken or written, but commonly in spoken words; hence, spoken; oral; not written; as, a verbal contract; verbal testimony.
  2. Consisting in, or having to do with, words only; dealing with words rather than with the ideas intended to be conveyed; as, a verbal critic; a verbal change.
  3. Having word answering to word; word for word; literal; as, a verbal translation.
  4. Abounding with words; verbose.
  5. Of or pertaining to a verb; as, a verbal group; derived directly from a verb; as, a verbal noun; used in forming verbs; as, a verbal prefix.
  6. A noun derived from a verb.

Verbal Quotations

To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills.
Alan Greenspan

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.
Audre Lorde

When my wife and I met, I couldn't talk to her - and my defense mechanism is sarcasm. I belittle someone with verbal pokes and prods. I did it to her out of complete awe. When friends introduced us, I said 'Hi' - and turned my back. Later, I called my mom and best friend and said, 'I think I just met my wife.'
Mike Vogel

Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.
George Orwell

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
Samuel Goldwyn
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Verbal Translations

verbal in French is de vive voix
verbal in Italian is orale
verbal in Spanish is oral, verbal
verbal in Swedish is muntlig, ordagrann
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