[vur-buh l] /ˈvɜr bəl/
of or relating to words:
consisting of or in the form of words:
expressed in spoken words; oral rather than written:
verbal communication; verbal agreement.
consisting of or expressed in words (as opposed to actions):
a verbal protest.
pertaining to or concerned with words only (as opposed to ideas, facts, or realities):
a purely verbal distinction between two concepts.
corresponding word for word; verbatim:
a verbal translation.
based on the use of words (as opposed to other activity):
a verbal score in a test; verbal IQ.
Grammar. a word, particularly a noun or adjective, derived from a .
of, relating to, or using words, esp as opposed to ideas, etc: merely verbal concessions
oral rather than written: a verbal agreement
verbatim; literal: an almost verbal copy
(grammar) of or relating to verbs or a verb
(grammar) another word for verbid
(pl) (slang) abuse or invective: new forms of on-field verbals
(pl) (slang) a criminal’s admission of guilt on arrest
verb (transitive) -bals, -balling, -balled
(slang) (of the police) to implicate (someone) in a crime by quoting alleged admission of guilt in court
also nonverbal, 1927, from non- + verbal.
late 15c., “dealing with words” (especially in contrast to things or realities), from Latin verbalis “consisting of words, relating to verbs,” from verbum “word” (see verb). Verbal conditioning is recorded from 1954. Colloquial verbal diarrhea is recorded from 1823.
- Nonverbal communication
noun 1. (psychol) those aspects of communication, such as gestures and facial expressions, that do not involve verbal communication but which may include nonverbal aspects of speech itself (accent, tone of voice, speed of speaking, etc) Communication without the use of spoken language. Nonverbal communication includes gestures, facial expressions, and body positions (known collectively as […]
[ver-nak-yuh-ler, vuh-nak-] /vərˈnæk yə lər, vəˈnæk-/ adjective 1. (of language) native or indigenous (opposed to or ). 2. expressed or written in the native language of a place, as literary works: a vernacular poem. 3. using such a language: a vernacular speaker. 4. of or relating to such a language. 5. using plain, everyday, ordinary […]
[vur-ti-kuh l] /ˈvɜr tɪ kəl/ adjective 1. being in a position or direction perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright; plumb. 2. of, relating to, or situated at the vertex. 3. of or relating to the cranial vertex. 4. Botany. 5. of, constituting, or resulting in vertical combination. 6. of or relating to a […]
[vuh-sik-yuh-ler] /vəˈsɪk yə lər/ adjective 1. of or relating to a or . 2. having the form of a . 3. characterized by or consisting of . adj. 1715, from Modern Latin vesicularis, from vesicula, diminutive of vesica “bladder” (see ventral). vesicular ve·sic·u·lar (vě-sĭk’yə-lər, və-) adj. ve·sic’u·lar·ly adv.