- verb phrase,
- verb. sap.,
- verbal adjective,
- verbal auxiliary,
- verbal irony,
- verbal noun,
Origin of verbal
Examples from the Web for verbal
In movies, that language, visual and verbal, has yet to be mastered.
He reiterated the statements “I am not a politician” and “I am not a political advisor” so often that it seemed like a verbal tic.
Because of the verbal abuse and death threats coming my way, these women seemed to identify with me.During Advent, Lots of Waiting, But Not Enough Hope|Gene Robinson|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The verbal irony in the story would have played well in the first century.The Barabbas Theory of Voting: Bible Story Shows Tough Choices for Midterms|Jay Parini|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are no verbal crescendos; there is very little emotion and no drama at all.Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech Is an Often Ignored Masterpiece|Malcolm Jones|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Monny (after a sandy introduction) listened to these verbal vandalisms in horrified silence.It Happened in Egypt|C. N. Williamson
"I shall have to check the verbal information after all," said Nigel as he put back his hat and papers on the table.The Sixth Sense|Stephen McKenna
And this very age, which claims to admit only the force that is mathematically proved, will be extinguished by verbal idealism.Very Woman|Remy de Gourmont
In this form the melody prevails over the matter; the style inclines to become precious and garnished with verbal artifice.Studies in Literature and History|Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
And Jefferson wielded his verbal cat-o'-nine-tails on Washington's order to put the rebellion down by armed forces.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
verb -bals, -balling or -balled (tr)
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.