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Examples of usage for verbal:

  1. Oral ( L. os, the mouth) signifies uttered through the mouth or ( in common phrase) by word of mouth; verbal ( L. verbum, a word) signifies of, pertaining to, or connected with words, especially with words as distinguished from the ideas they convey; vocal ( L. vox, the voice) signifies of or pertaining to the voice, uttered or modulated by the voice, and especially uttered with or sounding with full, resonant voice; literal ( L. litera, a letter) signifies consisting of or expressed by letters, or according to the letter, in the broader sense of the exact meaning or requirement of the words used; what is called " the letter of the law" is its literal meaning without going behind what is expressed by the letters on the page. Thus oral applies to that which is given by spoken words in distinction from that which is written or printed; as, oral tradition; an oral examination. By this rule we should in strictness speak of an oral contract or an oral message, but verbal contract and verbal message, as indicating that which is by spoken rather than by written words, have become so fixed in the language that they can probably never be changed; this usage is also in line with other idioms of the language; as, " I give you my word," " a true man's word is as good as his bond," " by word of mouth," etc. A verbal translation may be oral or written, so that it is word for word; a literal translation follows the construction and idiom of the original as well as the words; a literal translation is more than one that is merely verbal; both verbal and literal are opposed to free. In the same sense, of attending to words only, we speak of verbal criticism, a verbal change. Vocal has primary reference to the human voice; as, vocal sounds, vocal music; vocal may be applied within certain limits to inarticulate sounds given forth by other animals than man; as, the woods were vocal with the songs of birds; oral is never so applied, but is limited to articulate utterance regarded as having a definite meaning; as, an oral statement.

Quotes for verbal:

  1. There must be a reason why photographers are not very good at verbal communication. I think we get lazy. - Annie Leibovitz
  2. I like to have books around to give me ideas -to get the verbal part of my brain to start working. - Sean Lennon
  3. I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. - Audre Lorde
  4. Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end. - George Orwell
  5. I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry; all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it. - Allen Tate

Rhymes for verbal:

  1. gerbil, herbal.
  2. nonverbal.

Idioms for verbal:

  1. verbal diarrhoea
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