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oral British & World English

Spoken rather than written; verbal

oral English Thesaurus

an oral agreement

Oral Law British & World English

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

oral sex British & World English

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

oral history British & World English

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

oral-formulaic British & World English

Relating to or denoting poetry belonging to an early spoken tradition characterized by the use of poetic formulae