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
Similar word(s): spoken
- you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal
Similar word(s): prolix
Sentences with verbal as an adjective:
- a verbal contract; verbal testimony
- a verbal translation
1. (grammar) A verb form which does not function as a predicate, or a word derived from a verb. In English, infinitives, participles and gerunds are verbals.
1. (transitive, Britain, Australia) To induce into fabricating a confession.