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- n. Oral communication; speech.
- n. The process of sending and receiving messages with words, including writing and sign language.
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I fixed him with one of those glances married people develop in lieu of verbal communication — in this case, the urgent glare and slight tip of the head that said (to give its current American colloquial), "Scram!"
As Shelly Brady notes: “He wanted to make sure that if verbal communication broke down between himself and his clients due to his speech impediment, the illustrated catalog would do the explaining for him.”