oralo‧ral1 /ˈɔːrəl/ ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1SPEAK A LANGUAGEspoken, not written 🔊 oral history 🔊 an oral agreement2HBHMrelating to or involving the mouth 🔊 oral hygiene —orally adverb 🔊 The drug should be taken orally. 🔊 The statement may be given orally or in writing.
oraloral2 (also oral exam) noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1especially British EnglishSESLL a spoken test, especially in a foreign language 🔊 I’ve got my French oral tomorrow.2American EnglishSEC a spoken test for a universitydegree
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oral• There are practicalassessments, orals and so on.• The Academy has this quirk about a plebe having to passorals before proceeding.From Longman Business Dictionaryoralo‧ral /ˈɔːrəl/ adjectivespoken, rather than writtenThe debtor may attend court to give oral evidence as to his financial situation.