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verbal

adjective uk   /ˈvɜː.bəl/ us    /ˈvɝː-/

verbal adjective (SPOKEN)

C2 spoken rather than written: a verbal agreement/description/explanation Airport officials received a stream of verbal abuse from angry passengers whose flights had been delayed.
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verbal adjective (IN WORDS)

C1 relating to words: It can sometimes be difficult to give a verbal description of things like colours and sounds.
verbally
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
The judge then verbally agreed to the attorney's request.
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