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oral US English

By word of mouth; spoken rather than written

oral US Thesaurus

an oral agreement

Oral Law US English

The part of Jewish religious law believed to have been passed down by oral tradition before being collected in the Mishnah

oral sex US English

Sexual activity in which the genitals of one partner are stimulated by the mouth of the other; fellatio or cunnilingus

post-oral US English

Situated behind or posterior to the mouth. Opposed to pre-oral.

pre-oral US English

Situated in front of the mouth.

oral cavity US English

The cavity of the mouth.

oral erotic US English

Of or relating to (a person exhibiting) oral erotism.

oral-nasal US English

Of or relating to the mouth and nose or (in Linguistics) to oral and nasal sounds.

oral argument US English

A spoken presentation of a case or motion before a court.

oral erotism US English

= oral eroticism.

oral-genital US English

Of or relating to the oral sexual stimulation of the genitals.

oral history US English

The collection and study of historical information using sound recordings of interviews with people having personal knowledge of past events

oral surgeon US English

A specialist in oral surgery.

oral surgery US English

Surgery of the mouth and jaws, specifically as a branch of dentistry.

pharyngo-oral US English


oral eroticism US English

(A tendency towards) gratification derived from or focused on the mouth, interpreted as having a sexual origin.

oral-formulaic US English

Relating to or denoting poetry belonging to an early spoken tradition characterized by the use of poetic formulas, e.g., the Homeric poems

oral literature US English

Poems, stories, songs, etc. passed down through the generations by word of mouth.