Definition of oralist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːr(ə)lɪst/


Relating to or advocating oralism.
Example sentences
  • Highly organized and well-funded oralist organizations dominated the field of education in America and many European nations by the early twentieth century as well.
  • But after the Congress of Milan on deaf education oralist approaches gradually became universal.
  • A team formed by Deaf Life investigated the well-known Moscow Institute, and proclaimed it a failed experiment, in essence because of its rigid oralist program.


A profoundly deaf person who uses speech and lip-reading to communicate, rather than sign language.
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