[ ver-bohs ]
/ vərˈboʊs /
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characterized by the use of many or too many words; wordy: a verbose report.
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OTHER WORDS FROM verbose
ver·bose·ly, adverbver·bose·ness, nounun·ver·bose, adjectiveun·ver·bose·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH verboseverbal, verbose
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How to use verbose in a sentence
It also doesn’t need verbose variable names, which are useful for development but can increase the size of scripts by a significant amount.Core Web Vitals report: 28 Ways to supercharge your site|James Parsons|January 13, 2021|Search Engine Watch
The actor professes to be “quite verbose” and says losing that crutch for the film “opened me up in new ways.”Riz Ahmed knows his worth. With the gut-wrenching ‘Sound of Metal,’ he ensures you do, too.|Sonia Rao|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Walter verbosely called her attention to the mottoes painted on the wood, the individual table lights in pink shades.The Job|Sinclair Lewis
We have been told somewhat verbosely of what it can accomplish and of its high degree of efficiency and speed.Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War|Frederick A. Talbot
British Dictionary definitions for verbose
/ (vɜːˈbəʊs) /
using or containing an excess of words, so as to be pedantic or boring; prolix
Derived forms of verboseverbosely, adverbverbosity (vɜːˈbɒsɪtɪ) or verboseness, noun
Word Origin for verbose
C17: from Latin verbōsus from verbum word
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