Definitions for testimonialˌtɛs təˈmoʊ ni əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tes•ti•mo•ni•alˌtɛs təˈmoʊ ni əl(n.)

  1. a written declaration certifying to a person's character, conduct, or qualifications, or to the value, excellence, etc., of a thing.

  2. something given or done as an expression of esteem, admiration, or gratitude.

  3. (adj.)pertaining to or serving as a testimonial:

    a testimonial dinner for the retiring dean.

Origin of testimonial:

1375–1425; < LL testimōniālis. See testimony , -al1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. testimony, testimonial(noun)

    something that serves as evidence

    "his effort was testimony to his devotion"

  2. tribute, testimonial(noun)

    something given or done as an expression of esteem

  3. recommendation, testimonial, good word(adj)

    something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable

  4. testimonial(adj)

    expressing admiration or appreciation

    "testimonial dinner"

  5. testimonial(adj)

    of or relating to or constituting testimony


  1. testimonial(Noun)

    A statement, especially one given under oath; testimony

  2. testimonial(Noun)

    A written recommendation of someone's worth or character

  3. testimonial(Noun)

    A tribute given in appreciation of someone's service etc.

  4. testimonial(Noun)

    A match played in tribute to a particular player (who sometimes receives a proportion of the gate money).

  5. Origin: From testimonial, from testimonialis, from testimonium; see testimony.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Testimonial(adj)

    a writing or certificate which bears testimony in favor of one's character, good conduct, ability, etc., or of the value of a thing

  2. Testimonial(adj)

    something, as money or plate, presented to a preson as a token of respect, or of obligation for services rendered

  3. Testimonial(adj)

    relating to, or containing, testimony


  1. Testimonial

    In promotion and of advertising, a testimonial or show consists of a person's written or spoken statement extolling the virtue of some product. The term "testimonial" most commonly applies to the sales-pitches attributed to ordinary citizens, whereas the word "endorsement" usually applies to pitches by celebrities. Testimonials can be part of communal marketing.

Translations for testimonial

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a (written) statement saying what one knows about a person's character, abilities etc

When applying for a job, one usually needs a testimonial from one's last employer.

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