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Definition 1: relating to or having facility in the use of words - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where verbal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good poet is a verbal artist
  • a merely verbal writer who sacrifices content to sound
  • verbal aptitude

Definition 2: of or relating to or formed from a verb - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where verbal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • verbal adjectives like `running' in `hot and cold running water'

Definition 3: of or relating to or formed from words in general - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where verbal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • verbal ability

Definition 4: communicated in the form of words - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where verbal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • verbal imagery
  • a verbal protest

(verbal is similar to ...) able or tending to communicate

"was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"

Definition 5: prolix - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where verbal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal

(verbal is similar to ...) tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length

"editing a prolix manuscript" "a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know"

(verbal is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

Definition 6: expressed in spoken words - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where verbal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a verbal contract

(verbal is similar to ...) uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination

"a spoken message" "the spoken language" "a soft-spoken person" "sharp-spoken"

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