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The word oral may refer to:

As an adjective:

  • the mouth
  • speech communication as opposed to writing
  • oral schools use oralism to teach the deaf
  • oral stage, Sigmund Freud's name for a child's development during the first 0 to 18 months of life, in which an infant's pleasure centers are in the mouth
  • oral sex

Other:

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also Oral

Contents

English

Etymology

< New Latin oralis (of the mouth) < Latin os (the mouth).

Pronunciation

Adjective

oral (not comparable)

Positive
oral

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Relating to the mouth.
  2. Spoken rather than written.
    An oral presentation

Synonyms

Antonyms

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Translations

Noun

Singular
oral

Plural
orals

oral (plural orals)

  1. (countable) Short for an oral test or oral exam, particularly in a language class.
  2. (countable) Short for a physical oral examination or oral exam.
  3. (uncountable) Short for oral sex.

See also

External links

  • oral in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • oral in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Anagrams


French

Pronunciation

Adjective

oral m. (f. orale, m. plural oraux, f. plural orales)

  1. oral

German

Adjective

oral

  1. Relating to the mouth.

Portuguese

Adjective

oral m. and f. (plural orais)

  1. oral

Spanish

Adjective

oral m. and f. (plural orales)

  1. oral







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