Testimonial vs. Testimony - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Testimonial

    In promotion and of advertising, a testimonial or show consists of a person's written or spoken statement extolling the virtue of a product. The term "testimonial" most commonly applies to the sales-pitches attributed to ordinary citizens, whereas the word "endorsement" usually applies to pitches by celebrities. Testimonials can be part of communal marketing.

  • Testimony

    In law and in religion, testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter.

Wiktionary

  • Testimonial (noun)

    A statement, especially one given under oath; testimony

  • Testimonial (noun)

    A written recommendation of someone's worth or character

  • Testimonial (noun)

    A tribute given in appreciation of someone's service etc.

  • Testimonial (noun)

    A match played in tribute to a particular player (who sometimes receives a proportion of the gate money).

  • Testimonial (adjective)

    Serving as testimony.

    "a testimonial statement"

  • Testimony (noun)

    statements made by a witness in court.

  • Testimony (noun)

    An account of first-hand experience.

  • Testimony (noun)

    In a church service, a personal account, such as of one's conversion.

  • Testimony (noun)

    Witness; evidence; proof of some fact.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Testimonial (noun)

    a formal statement testifying to someone's character and qualifications.

  • Testimonial (noun)

    a public tribute to someone and to their achievements.

  • Testimonial (noun)

    (in sport) a game or event held in honour of a player, who typically receives part of the income generated

    "a testimonial match"

  • Testimony (noun)

    a formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law

    "the testimony of an eyewitness"

  • Testimony (noun)

    evidence or proof of something

    "his blackened finger was testimony to the fact that he had played in pain"

  • Testimony (noun)

    a public recounting of a religious conversion or experience.

  • Testimony (noun)

    a solemn protest or declaration.

Webster Dictionary

  • Testimonial (noun)

    A writing or certificate which bears testimony in favor of one's character, good conduct, ability, etc., or of the value of a thing.

  • Testimonial (noun)

    Something, as money or plate, presented to a preson as a token of respect, or of obligation for services rendered.

  • Testimonial (adjective)

    Relating to, or containing, testimony.

  • Testimony (noun)

    A solemn declaration or affirmation made for the purpose of establishing or proving some fact.

  • Testimony (noun)

    Affirmation; declaration; as, these doctrines are supported by the uniform testimony of the fathers; the belief of past facts must depend on the evidence of human testimony, or the testimony of historians.

  • Testimony (noun)

    Open attestation; profession.

  • Testimony (noun)

    Witness; evidence; proof of some fact.

  • Testimony (noun)

    The two tables of the law.

  • Testimony (noun)

    Hence, the whole divine revelation; the sacre Scriptures.

  • Testimony

    To witness; to attest; to prove by testimony.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Testimonial (noun)

    something that serves as evidence;

    "his effort was testimony to his devotion"

  • Testimonial (noun)

    something given or done as an expression of esteem

  • Testimonial (noun)

    something that recommends (or expresses commendation) of a person or thing as worthy or desirable

  • Testimonial (adjective)

    expressing admiration or appreciation;

    "testimonial dinner"

  • Testimonial (adjective)

    of or relating to or constituting testimony

  • Testimony (noun)

    a solemn statement made under oath

  • Testimony (noun)

    an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact;

    "according to his own testimony he can't do it"

  • Testimony (noun)

    something that serves as evidence;

    "his effort was testimony to his devotion"

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