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adjective British English pronunciation: verbal /ˈvɜː(r)b(ə)l/

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  1. 1
    using words, or relating to words

    Verbal ability is dominant in the left side of the brain.

    1. a.
      using words, not physical force

      Make sure the discussion remains purely verbal.

      verbal abuse (=rude or offensive words):

      They can be subjected to verbal and physical abuse.

    2. b.
      using spoken communication rather than writing

      They had a verbal agreement for her to receive £3,000 a month.

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