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oral

o·ral

oral

 
 
pronunciation:
o rl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: spoken, rather than written; carried out by speaking.
The assignment is to give an oral report.
synonyms:
spoken
similar words:
verbal, vocal, voiced
definition 2: of, taken by, or having to do with the mouth.
He got oral cancer from smoking.The doctor gave her oral medicine that tastes terrible.
derivation: orally (adv.)
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