Oral - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːrəl|  American pronunciation of the word oral
Brit.  |ˈɔːrəl|  British pronunciation of the word oral


- an examination conducted by spoken communication (syn: viva)


- using speech rather than writing(syn: unwritten)


She practices good oral hygiene by brushing her teeth at least twice a day.

As part of her oral examination, she had to recite the names of all the presidents.

The drug should be taken orally.

The statement may be given orally or in writing.

I've got my French oral tomorrow.

I just blanked in the oral exam.

Another writer who seeks to give expression to popular oral culture is Jose Maria Arguedos.

catarrhal fever is any of several respiratory or oral diseases of livestock such as bluetongue in horses and sheep

Word forms

singular: oral
plural: orals
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