oral

Part of speech:

Pertaining to the mouth.

Part of speech: adjective

Spoken, not written.

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Usage examples "oral":

  1. My father and I up and walked alone to Hinchingbroke; and among the other late chargeable works that my Lord hath done there, we saw his water- works and the Oral which is very fine; and so is the house all over, but I am sorry to think of the money at this time spent therein. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  2. This has been by oral tradition. - "Literature for Children", Orton Lowe.
  3. You cannot identify that skeleton, and you will have to prove that- that- well, you'll have to produce oral testimony, or I'll be given the benefit of the doubt. - "The Long Chance", Peter B. Kyne.