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Definition of "verbiage" []

  • An excess of words for the purpose; wordiness. (noun)
  • The manner in which something is expressed in words: software verbiage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "verbiage" in a sentence
  • "This kind of verbiage is beloved of talking heads, who use it to lead in to their point."
  • "In appropriate touching, staring, and verbiage is also upsetting, disconcerting, or distracting to many people as well."
  • ""Honestly the shift in verbiage on TechCenter should probably be considered as a clarification about how IE9 requirements will be approached.""