Definition of viral
1 : of, relating to, or caused by a virus a viral infection
2 : quickly and widely spread or popularized especially by person-to-person electronic communication a viral video
virallyplay \ˈvī-rə-lē\ adverb
Recent Examples of viral from the Web
Well, now a new Nike outfit is here for its 15 minutes of eye-crossing viral fame.
But none of them can top today’s viral Trump handshake, or rather non-shake, starring the First Lady of Poland, Agata Kornhauser-Duda.
But before the year was over, Stapleton was both a real and viral sensation.
But thanks to the hordes of Bernie fans desperately scouring the internet for some hope to cling to, Abramson’s posts consistently went uber-viral.
After going viral in the early days of the blockade, the image, drawn by a local artist, has become an icon of Qatari resistance, adorning skyscrapers, car windows and cellphones across the capital.
Mylee's sister took the above pictures of their tearful parting, which have since gone mega-viral.
Health certificates, bovine bullet wounds, viral outbreaks, livestock animal abuse — these are just a few of the issues facing Nevada’s specially trained team for agricultural crime.
Video went viral of the 212-pound runner squatting 650 pounds.
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First Known Use of viral
VIRAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of viral for English Language Learners
: caused by a virus
: spreading very quickly to many people especially through the Internet
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