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Dictionary definition for: Verbal

1. (s) communicated in the form of words; "verbal imagery" "a verbal protest"

2. (a) of or relating to or formed from words in general; "verbal ability"

3. (a) of or relating to or formed from a verb; "verbal adjectives like "running" in "hot and cold running water"

4. (a) 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. (s) expressed in spoken words; "a verbal contract"

6. (s) prolix; "you put me to forget a lady''s manners by being so verbal"- Shakespeare

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