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Adjective: verbal  vur-bul
  1. Communicated in the form of words
    "verbal imagery"; "a verbal protest"
  2. Expressed in spoken words
    "a verbal contract"
  3. Of or relating to or formed from words in general
    "verbal ability"
  4. Of or relating to or formed from a verb
    "verbal adjectives like 'running' in 'hot and cold running water'"
  5. 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"
  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
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: verballed, verbals, verballing

See also: communicative, communicatory, prolix, spoken

Antonym: numerical

Encyclopedia: Verbal