Definition of verbal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvɜːbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɜːrbl//
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  1. 1relating to words The job applicant must have good verbal skills. non-verbal communication (= expressions of the face, gestures, etc.)
  2. 2spoken, not written a verbal agreement/warning verbal instructions compare oral See related entries: Language skills
  3. 3 (grammar) relating to verbs a verbal noun
  4. Word Originlate 15th cent. (describing a person who deals with words rather than things): from French, or from late Latin verbalis, from verbum ‘word’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: verbal

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