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oracy Syllabification: o·ra·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈôrəsē/

Definition of oracy in English:


The ability to express oneself fluently and grammatically in speech.
Example sentences
  • It has given shape to much of the Western world's inheritance of oracy and literacy.
  • There are low levels of English literacy and oracy in many cases.
  • And we're offering the students a program which not only develops their writing but their oracy from the beginning of schooling.


1960s: from Latin os, or- 'mouth', on the pattern of literacy.

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