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verbal

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈvɜr·bəl/ us  

verbal adjective [not gradable] (SPOKEN)

spoken rather than written: Our apartment lease is really just a verbal agreement.

verbal adjective [not gradable] (RELATING TO WORDS)

grammar having to do with or using words: The children were tested for their physical coordination and verbal skills.
verbally
adverb  /ˈvɜr·bə·li/ us  
The judge then verbally agreed to the attorneys' request.
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