Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to words rather than ideas; literal.

Part of speech: adjective

Spoken; not written; oral.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or derived from a verb.

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Usage examples "verbal":

  1. Pope’ s edition fell below his own expectations, and he was so much offended, when he was found to have left any thing for others to do, that he passed the latter part of his life in a state of hostility with verbal criticism. - "Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare", D. Nichol Smith.
  2. Without giving her a chance to reply, or to think of a verbal means of escape, Craig hurried on with an account of what we had done, saying nothing about the original letter which had started us on the search for Thornton, but leaving it to be inferred by her that he knew much more than he cared to tell. - "The Dream Doctor", Arthur B. Reeve.
  3. She looked at her companions and, seeing the light from her face reflected on theirs, needed no verbal answer to her question. - "Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College", Jessie Graham Flower.