What does the word oral mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to the mouth.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Spoken, not written.

Usage examples for 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 by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. This has been by oral tradition. – Literature for Children by 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 by Peter B. Kyne
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