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Adjective: verbal  vur-bul
  1. Communicated in the form of words
    "verbal imagery"; "a verbal protest"
  2. Of or relating to or formed from words in general
    "verbal ability"
  3. Of or relating to or formed from a verb
    "verbal adjectives like 'running' in 'hot and cold running water'"
  4. Relating to or having facility in the use of words
    "a good poet is a verbal artist"; "a merely verbal writer who sacrifices content to sound"; "verbal aptitude"
  5. Expressed in spoken words
    "a verbal contract"
  6. [archaic] Prolix
    "you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal"
Noun: verbal  vur-bul
  1. A verb form which does not function as a predicate, or a word derived from a verb

Derived forms: verbals

See also: communicative, communicatory, prolix, spoken

Antonym: numerical

Encyclopedia: Verbal