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adjective verbal pronunciation in British English /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.
  2. 2
    linguistics acting as a verb, or relating to a verb
    a verbal phrase


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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