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Definitions for viral
ˈvaɪ rəlvi·ral

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word viral.

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 refers to anything that rapidly spreads or gains popularity, particularly through sharing and circulation on digital platforms such as social media. Originally, the term was used in the context of diseases or infections caused by viruses, but with the advent of the internet and social media, it has been commonly used to describe a piece of information, video, image, or meme that becomes extremely popular and is widely spread in a short period of time.


  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. Richard Isaacson:

    Regular use of the flu vaccine, especially starting at an early age, may help prevent viral infections that could cause cascading effects on the immune system and inflammatory pathways. These viral infections may trigger Alzheimers related cognitive decline.

  2. Unknown:

    Fools believe the viral news

  3. Venus Williams:

    I feel definitely more comfortable going into that match than, for example, today, i had never played( McHale) before, so you feel like you don't really know what's going to happen. Earlier, Latvian 11th seed Anastasija Sevastova became the latest player to be stuck down with a viral illness at the tournament. Sevastova was down 5-0 in the first set of her third round match with Estonian 21st seed Anett Kontaveit when she retired. Her departure came less than 24 hours after Venus Williams was unable to continue Venus Williams match on Sunday, also citing a viral illness. Men's third seed Alexander Zverev also said on Monday after losing to fellow German Jan-Lennard Struff that he too had a virus. Among those women still feeling healthy, three-times grand slam champion Angelique Kerber battled back to beat Russian qualifier Natalia Vikhlyantseva 3-6 6-1 6-3. Kerber took a while to warm to her task on a cool morning in the California desert.

  4. Vandal Arts:

    viral aesthetics and guerrilla marketing

  5. Maxim Behar:

    Actually, without the opportunity to make something go viral, social media would be nothing more than the good old Web 1.0.

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