1relating to or in the form of words:the root of the problem is visual rather than verbal verbal abuse spoken rather than written; oral:a verbal agreement tending to talk a lot:he’s very verbal
2 Grammar relating to or derived from a verb:a verbal adjective
1 Grammar a word or words functioning as a verb. 2 [mass noun] (also verbals) British informal abuse; insults:just a bit of air-wave verbals 3
) informal the lyrics of a song or the dialogue of a film: it is the responsibility of the directors to do better with the verbals
) British informal a verbal statement containing a damaging admission alleged to have been made to the police, and offered as evidence by the prosecution.
attribute a damaging statement to (a suspect), especially dishonestly.