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Definitions for viral
ˈvaɪ rəlvi·ral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. viraladjective

    relating to or caused by a virus

    "viral infection"


  1. viralnoun

    A video, image or text spread by "word of mouth" on the internet or by e-mail for humorous, political or marketing purposes.

  2. viraladjective

    Of or relating to a biological virus.

    viral DNA

  3. viraladjective

    Caused by a virus.

    viral infection

  4. viraladjective

    Of the nature of an informatic virus; able to spread copies of itself to other computers.

  5. viraladjective

    Spread by word of mouth, with minimal intervention in order to create buzz and interest.

  6. Etymology: From the stem of virus with suffix -al.


  1. Viral

    Viral is a fictional character from the 2007 tv series Gurren Lagann.

Anagrams for viral »

  1. rival

  2. Avril

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of viral in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of viral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of viral in a Sentence

  1. Beppe Sala:

    Many have referred to that video with a hashtag #MilanWillNotStop. It was a video which went viral on the internet. Everyone was sharing it, I also shared it, rightly or wrongly, probably wrongly.

  2. Jeffrey Lewis:

    Rob Mathis told a local news outlet. Rob Mathis said Rob Mathis found a framed Ku Klux Klax application displayed in the home of Muskegon Police Officer Charles Anderson during a real estate tour. ( Rob Mathis / via Facebook) Rob Mathis described what Rob Mathis saw in a viral Facebook post that prompted city officials to look into the matter. The inquiry was intended to determine whether Muskegon Police Officer Charles Anderson, who is white, violated city policy. Some questions arose that wed like to have further answered.

  3. Ted Johnson:

    It's much more likely that a campaign will see a candidate's appearance [on a late-night show] circulated as a viral video the next day than a routine campaign appearance or a spot on a news channel.

  4. Maxine Waters:

    When I came out of that classified briefing, I wanted to let people know that bulls*** had just taken place, it went viral. I was just being me.

  5. Devin Allen:

    The next thing I know, the pictures just went viral, within an hour. I saw like a thousand retweets; everyone was reposting it.

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