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If you need proof of how the oral relates to the written, consider that many great novelists, including Joyce and Hemingway, never submitted a piece of work without reading it aloud.
Frank Delaney

Meaning of "oral" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ORAL

From Late Latin orālis, from Latin ōs face.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ORAL

oral  [ˈɔːrəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oral can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ORAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Oral

The word oral may refer to: As an adjective: ▪ the mouth, the first portion of the alimentary canal that receives food and saliva ▪ speech communication as opposed to writing ▪ oral administration of medicines ▪ oral schools, schools that 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, sexual activity involving the stimulation of the genitalia of a sex partner by the use of the mouth, tongue, teeth or throat...

Definition of oral in the English dictionary

The first definition of oral in the dictionary is spoken or verbal. Other definition of oral is relating to, affecting, or for use in the mouth. Oral is also of or relating to the surface of an animal, such as a jellyfish, on which the mouth is situated.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORAL


aboral
æbˈɔːrəl
amphoral
æmˈfɔːrəl
aural
ˈɔːrəl
binaural
baɪˈnɔːrəl
boral
ˈbɔːrəl
chloral
ˈklɔːrəl
choral
ˈkɔːrəl
floral
ˈflɔːrəl
goral
ˈɡɔːrəl
horal
ˈhɔːrəl
loral
ˈlɔːrəl
monaural
mɒˈnɔːrəl
peroral
pərˈɔːrəl
poral
ˈpɔːrəl
restoral
rəˈstɔːrəl
saurel
ˈsɔːrəl
soral
ˈsɔːrəl
sororal
səˈrɔːrəl
suboral
sʌbˈɔːrəl
thalamifloral
θəˌlæmɪˈflɔːrəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORAL

oraculously
oraculousness
oracy
orad
Oradea
oragious
oral eroticism
oral examiner
oral history
oral hygiene
oral hygienist
Oral Law
oral sex
oral society
oral tradition
oral vowel
oralism
oralist
orality
orally

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORAL

agricultural
architectural
central
coral
cultural
electoral
federal
funeral
general
in general
integral
lateral
mineral
moral
natural
neutral
rural
several
structural
viral

Synonyms and antonyms of oral in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ORAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «oral» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of oral

Translation of «oral» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ORAL

Find out the translation of oral to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oral from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oral» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

口头的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oral
570 millions of speakers

English

oral
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मौखिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَفَهِيٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

устный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মৌখিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oral
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lisan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

mündlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

口頭の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구두의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lisan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bằng lời nói
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாய்வழி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मौखिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Oral
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

orale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ustny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

усний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oral
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προφορικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mondelinge
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

muntlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

muntlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oral

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORAL»

The term «oral» is very widely used and occupies the 3.773 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «oral» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «oral» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oral

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10 QUOTES WITH «ORAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word oral.
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David Antin
I am quite unsatisfied by the distinctions between the oral and literate.
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David Antin
There is probably no oral society that fails to mark the spatial distinction of left and right, peculiar as this distinction may be.
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David Antin
The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.
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Spencer Bachus
The Veteran's History Project, a nationwide volunteer effort to collect oral histories from America's war veterans, provides an avenue to do just that. Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more than 40,000 individual stories.
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Ishmael Beah
I grew up in Sierra Leone, in a small village where as a boy my imagination was sparked by the oral tradition of storytelling. At a very young age I learned the importance of telling stories - I saw that stories are the most potent way of seeing anything we encounter in our lives, and how we can deal with living.
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Ami Bera
For the record, I believe that women and their doctors should have access to oral contraception when desired by the patient and medically appropriate.
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Jorge Luis Borges
Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.
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Robert Chambers
Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors that they are ready to repeat their lessons as often as we please.
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Frank Delaney
If you need proof of how the oral relates to the written, consider that many great novelists, including Joyce and Hemingway, never submitted a piece of work without reading it aloud.
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Richard Dooling
Deep down I knew that if Hell existed, it was a real place full of ruthless, venal people, like the commodity pits at the Chicago Board of Trade, Disney World, or oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORAL»

Discover the use of oral in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oral and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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History of Oral History: Foundations and Methodology
Part I and II of Handbook of Oral History, now available in paper for classroom use.
Thomas L. Charlton, Lois E. Myers, Rebecca Sharpless, 2007
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The Oxford Handbook of Oral History
The Oxford Handbook of Oral History brings together forty authors on five continents to address the evolution of oral history, the impact of digital technology, the most recent methodological and archival issues, and the application of oral ...
Donald A. Ritchie, 2011
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Handbook of Oral History
Handbook of Oral History captures the current state-of-the-art, identifies major strands of intellectual development, and predicts key directions for future growth in theory, research, and application.
Thomas Lee Charlton, Lois E. Myers, Rebecca Sharpless, 2006
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Oral Literature in Africa
Ruth Finnegan's Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field.
Ruth Finnegan, 2012
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Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
Artists, reporters, musicians, and groupies chronicle the emergence of punk music in New York's underground and give backstage accounts of drugs, sex, power struggles, and other manifestations of the movement. Reprint.
Legs McNeil, Gillian McCain, 2006
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Burket's Oral Medicine
The 11th edition of Burket's Oral Medicine remains a comprehensive text of medical disease affecting the mouth, which will be used by students and residents.
Lester William Burket, Martin S. Greenberg, Michael Glick, 2008
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Clinical Oral Medicine and Pathology
The authors of this text both have extensive training in the fields of oral pathology, dentistry, oral surgery and otolaryngology, and provide a comprehensive approach to the practice of oral medicine for all those who are likely to ...
Jean M. Bruch, Nathaniel Treister, 2009
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Oral Cancer: Diagnosis, Management, and Rehabilitation
Features: Insightful reviews of controversial clinical issues, such as the management of early mandibular invasion and the clinically negative neck Step-by-step descriptions of surgical techniques which improve access to particular regions ...
John W. Werning, 2011
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Xhosa Oral Poetry: Aspects of a Black South African Tradition
This book, first published in 1983, was the first detailed study of the Xhosa oral poetry tradition.
Jeff Opland, 1983
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Oral History and Public Memories
Taken together, these original essays link the well established practice of oral history to the burgeoning field of memory studies.
Paula Hamilton, Linda Shopes, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oral is used in the context of the following news items.
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Why are Turkey's televangelists talking about oral sex?
On July 11, Ali Riza Demircan, a popular theologian, appeared on a TV show aired by the official outlet Turkish Radio and Television (TRT). «Al-Monitor, Jul 15»
2
Oral Cancer Accounts for 25% of All Cancer Cases: AIIMS
Over 25 percent of the total cancer patients in India suffer from oral and throat cancers, doctors at the AIIMS. They said the average age group ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
3
6 Common Oral Sex Mistakes & How To Fix Them, Because Why …
When it comes to oral sex, no one wants to be the one to admit that they might need a little help. You're probably not going to want to shout it from the rooftops, ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
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My Turn: ACA ruling good news for state's oral health
The Affordable Care Act's drafters recognized oral health care as a necessity for good overall health when they included dental coverage ... «Concord Monitor, Jul 15»
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FDA Clears Two New Oral Drugs for Hepatitis C
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two new drugs today for hepatitis C, one for genotype 3 and the other for genotype 4. «Medscape, Jul 15»
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Dallas Museum of Art to Host Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True …
Has the summer heat got you all hot and bothered for your Oral Fix? Don't sweat it! Dallas's hit storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
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ET Baseball: Hughes Springs product Shelton to play for Oral
Hughes Springs' Trent Shelton has long dreamed of playing major league baseball. He'll continue his pursuit next year at Oral Roberts ... «Longview News-Journal, Jul 15»
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Janssen Seeks to Update Label for All-Oral, Once-Daily Simeprevir …
The randomized, open-label OPTIMIST-1 trial investigated the efficacy and safety of the all-oral regimen of simeprevir and sofosbuvir ... «P&T Community, Jul 15»
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Bayer Healthcare and USAID Partner to make Microgyon® Fe Oral
“Combined oral contraceptives are 99% effective when used consistently and correctly. It also provides women with a reversible method that is ... «Bella Naija, Jul 15»
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Oral piercings can be risky, dentist warns
“I haven't known anybody who's had an oral piercing that doesn't play with it,” said Hewko, now 25. “There would be times when I would bite ... «Edmonton Journal, Jul 15»

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