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Adjective: verbal  vur-bul
  1. Of or relating to or formed from words in general
    "verbal ability"
  2. Of or relating to or formed from a verb
    "verbal adjectives like 'running' in 'hot and cold running water'"
  3. 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"
  4. Tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length
    "He gave a good verbal description of the suspect";
    - prolix
  5. Communicated in the form of words
    "verbal imagery"; "a verbal protest"
  6. Expressed in spoken words
    "a verbal contract"
Noun: verbal  vur-bul
  1. A verb form which does not function as a predicate, or a word derived from a verb
Verb: verbal (verballed,verballing)  vur-bul
Usage: Austral, NZ
  1. Misreport something that someone else has said or written, esp. to deliberately misinterpret or implicate without real evidence
    "He was verballing the Minister"; "I think you're verballing the witness"

Derived forms: verballing, verballed, verbals

See also: communicative, communicatory, diffuse, long-winded, long-windedness, pleonastic, prolixity, prolixness, redundant, spoken, tautologic, tautological, tedious, verbose, voluble, windiness, windy [informal], wordiness, wordy

Antonym: numerical

Encyclopedia: Verbal