: of, relating to, or consisting of words <verbal communication>
: spoken rather than written <verbal testimony>
: of, relating to, or formed from a verb <a verbal adjective>
Word Root of VERBAL
The Latin word verbum, meaning “word,” gives us the root verb. Words from the Latin verbum have something to do with words. A verb is a word that shows action. An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb. A proverb, or short saying containing a wise thought, is made up of a few well-chosen words. Anything verbal is made up of spoken words.