What does the word verbal mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Verbally.

  • 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.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Jessie Graham Flower
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