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oral

Pronunciation: /ˈɔːrəl/

Translation of oral in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

(usually before noun/generalmente delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 (spoken) [examination/exercise] oral; [transmission] oral; [tradition] transmitido oralmente or verbalmente oral classes in French clases (feminine plural) orales de francés
    Example sentences
    • They rely on oral interviews rather than written ones.
    • It focuses on oral communication rather than written communication, which is vital in communities where there are many people who are not literate.
    • As Ruby and Brown point out in, military records often differed from Spokane versions, which generally assumed an oral, rather than written, form.
    Example sentences
    • Folk literature from the oral tradition to the printed word encompasses four major types: legends, myths, fables, and fairy tales.
    • Like the slaves, immersed from birth in an oral tradition, she sings the recipe to retain the words.
    • We often therefore speak of oral traditions, but the most important element in an oral tradition is not so much the spoken word as it is human memory.
    1.2 [hygiene] bucal, bucodental; [vaccine/contraceptive] oral
    Example sentences
    • Maintenance of good oral hygiene and dental care are important.
    • The chronic exposure to silver compounds both in medical and industrial settings can lead to permanent bluish-black discoloration of oral and nasopharyngeal mucosa.
    • Sites involved include the oral cavity, anus, and genital mucosa.
    Example sentences
    • Any woman who had ever been pregnant, had a positive pregnancy test, or used estrogen replacement therapy or oral contraceptives was excluded from the study.
    • Should oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy be discontinued before surgery?
    • There has been little input from the clinicians who prescribe oral contraceptives or from the women who use them.
    1.3 [phase/fixation] oral
    Example sentences
    • But the research evidence linking actual deprivation with the later development of oral behaviour or character is weak.
    • This behavior ties directly into the oral fixation theories.
    1.4 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [consonant/fricative] oral
    Example sentences
    • 12 vowels are distinguished; six oral vowels and six nasal vowels.

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