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One entry found for oral.
Main Entry: oral
Pronunciation: primarystressomacrr-schwal, primarystressodotr-, primarystressär-
Function: adjective
1 : uttered by the mouth : SPOKEN
2 : of, relating to, given by, or near the mouth <oral hygiene>
- oral·ly /-schwa-lemacron/ adverb
synonyms ORAL, VERBAL mean expressed or communicated in words. ORAL applies only to the spoken word and not to what is written <made an oral report before the class>. VERBAL applies to either speech or writing and may stress the use of words as opposed to other forms of expression or communication <a test of your verbal and mathematical skills>.

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