Definitions for verbally
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of or consisting of words:
spoken rather than written; oral:
Category: Usage Note
concerned with words only, rather than with the ideas, facts, or realities expressed:
a purely verbal distinction.
corresponding word for word; verbatim:
a verbal translation.
of, pertaining to, or derived from a verb: used in a sentence as or like a verb.
a verbal adjective.
(n.)a word, esp. a noun or adjective, derived from a verb, as a gerund, infinitive, or participle.
a word or group of words functioning as or like a verb.
* Usage.: verbal has had the meaning “spoken” since the late 16th century and is thus synonymous with oral : I wrote a memorandum to confirm the verbal agreement. This use is sometimes criticized for being etymologically incorrect or ambiguous, though the context usu. makes the meaning clear: No documents are necessary; a verbal order will suffice. oral can always be used if the context demands: My lawyer insists on a written contract because oral agreements are too difficult to enforce.
Origin of verbal:
1485–95; < L verbālis, der. of verb(um) word (see verb )
as a verb
"he had a habit of using nouns verbally"
by means of language
In a verbal manner; with words; by speaking.
Dumbstruck with joy, she was unable to express herself verbally, but the gratitude in her face was evident to all.
in a verbal manner; orally
word for word; verbatim
Translations for verbally
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in or by speech, not writing
I replied to the invitation verbally.
- verbalmentePortuguese (BR)
- به صورت شفاهیFarsi
- मौखिक रूप मेंHindi
- secara lisanIndonesian
- secara lisanMalay
- sözlü olarakTurkish
- 口頭地Chinese (Trad.)
- усно, словесноUkrainian
- زباني طور پرUrdu
- bằng miệng, bằng lời nóiVietnamese
- 口头地Chinese (Simp.)
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