What are some alternative words for oral?

Synonyms for oral
ˈɔr əl, ˈoʊr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oral, oral exam, oral examination, viva voce, viva(adj)

    an examination conducted by spoken communication

    Synonyms:
    oral examination, viva, oral exam, viva voce

    Antonyms:
    written, aboral, anal, anal retentive

  2. oral, unwritten(adj)

    using speech rather than writing

    "an oral tradition"; "an oral agreement"

    Synonyms:
    ad-lib, spontaneous, unwritten

    Antonyms:
    anal, anal retentive, written, aboral

  3. oral(adj)

    of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth

    "oral hygiene"; "an oral thermometer"; "an oral vaccine"

    Synonyms:
    unwritten

    Antonyms:
    written, anal, aboral, anal retentive

  4. oral(adj)

    of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located

    "the oral cavity"; "the oral mucous membrane"; "the oral surface of a starfish"

    Synonyms:
    unwritten

    Antonyms:
    aboral, anal retentive, written, anal

  5. oral(adj)

    a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression

    Synonyms:
    unwritten

    Antonyms:
    anal retentive, anal, written, aboral

Wiktionary

  1. oral(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    spoken

    Antonyms:
    written

  2. oral(adjective)

    of American usage, ultimately derived from Aurelius.

    Synonyms:
    spoken

    Antonyms:
    written

  3. oral(adjective)

    Spoken rather than written.

    An oral presentation

    Synonyms:
    spoken

    Antonyms:
    written

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. oral

    Oral (Latin os, the mouth) signifies uttered through the mouth or (in common phrase) by word of mouth; verbal (Latin verbum, a word) signifies of, pertaining to, or connected with words, especially with words as distinguished from the ideas they convey; vocal (Latin vox, the voice) signifies of or pertaining to the voice, uttered or modulated by the voice, and especially uttered with or sounding with full, resonant voice; literal (Latin litera, a letter) signifies consisting of or expressed by letters, or according to the letter, in the broader sense of the exact meaning or requirement of the words used; what is called "the letter of the law" is its literal meaning without going behind what is expressed by the letters on the page. Thus oral applies to that which is given by spoken words in distinction from that which is written or printed; as, oral tradition; an oral examination. By this rule we should in strictness speak of an oral contract or an oral message, but verbal contract and verbal message, as indicating that which is by spoken rather than by written words, have become so fixed in the language that they can probably never be changed; this usage is also in line with other idioms of the language; as, "I give you my word," "a true man's word is as good as his bond," "by word of mouth," etc. A verbal translation may be oral or written, so that it is word for word; a literal translation follows the construction and idiom of the original as well as the words; a literal translation is more than one that is merely verbal; both verbal and literal are opposed to free. In the same sense, of attending to words only, we speak of verbal criticism, a verbal change. Vocal has primary reference to the human voice; as, vocal sounds, vocal music; vocal may be applied within certain limits to inarticulate sounds given forth by other animals than man; as, the woods were vocal with the songs of birds; oral is never so applied, but is limited to articulate utterance regarded as having a definite meaning; as, an oral statement.

    Synonyms:
    literal, verbal, vocal

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. oral

    Synonyms:
    unwritten, traditional, vocal, spoken, verbal

    Antonyms:
    written, documentary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. oral(a.)

    Synonyms:
    spoken, verbal, nuncupative, parole, not written

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. oral(a)

    Synonyms:
    spoken, verbal, parole, vocal, nuncupative

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    verbal, orally, verbale, buccal, verbales, orale, bucco, mouth, verbally

How to pronounce oral?

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Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say oral in sign language?

  1. oral

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1721traditional
#1950oral
#3327mouth
#6044spoken
#6652vocal
#9729verbal
#12048literal
#13632spontaneous
#15450viva
#21543orally
#28466verbally
#35079unwritten
#47330orale
#72607buccal
#131658bucco
#194395verbale

How to use oral in a sentence?

  1. Kevin Byrd:

    This new atlas provided us a way to analyze 50 oral cell types at once for the common front doors the virus uses to enter cells for infection.

  2. Rudy Giuliani:

    So far we have not agreed to an oral interview.

  3. Steve Vladeck:

    Supreme Court oral arguments are notoriously unpredictable.

  4. Hemant Bakhru:

    The portfolio being bought is largely oral products, so I don't think the margins will be huge, but at least they have something to get them going in the U.S..

  5. Ilpo Huhtaniemi:

    Even if just 5-10% of men used this (an oral contraceptive), it would limit population growth.


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