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testimonial

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adjective tes·ti·mo·ni·al \ˌtes-tə-ˈmō-nē-əl, -nyəl\

Simple Definition of testimonial

  • : relating to testimony and especially to legal testimony

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of testimonial

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or constituting testimony

  2. 2 :  expressive of appreciation or esteem <a testimonial dinner>

15th Century

First Known Use of testimonial

15th century


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testimonial

noun tes·ti·mo·ni·al

Simple Definition of testimonial

  • : a written or spoken statement in which you say that you used a product or service and liked it

  • : a written or spoken statement that praises someone's work, skill, character, etc.

  • : an event at which someone is honored

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of testimonial

  1. 1 :  evidence, testimony

  2. 2a :  a statement testifying to benefits receivedb :  a character reference :  letter of recommendation

  3. 3 :  an expression of appreciation :  tribute

Examples of testimonial in a sentence

  1. He received a glowing testimonial from his former employer.

  2. <her performance in this tournament has been a testimonial to the dedication and talent she brings to the tennis court>



Did You Know?

In 1639, Scottish poet William Drummond responded to the political scene of his day by writing a facetious set of new laws, among them that "no man wear a . . . periwig, unless he have a testimonial from a town-clerk, that he is either bald, sickly, or asham'd of white hairs." Testimonials take different forms, but always, like in Drummond's recommended law, they provide affirmation or evidence. (Our word traces to Latin testimonium, meaning "evidence, witness.") In the 19th century, a gift presented to someone as a public expression of appreciation for service rendered became the newest version of a testimonial. Then, it was likely to be a statue or portrait. In the 20th century, we came up with testimonial dinners to show our appreciation or esteem. Testimonials (usually solicited) that endorse products or services are also a 20th-century phenomenon.

15th Century

First Known Use of testimonial

15th century



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