Definition of Oral communication
1. Noun. (language) communication by word of mouth. "He recorded the spoken language of the streets"
Category relationships: Language, Linguistic Communication
Generic synonyms: Auditory Communication
Specialized synonyms: Words, Orthoepy, Pronunciation, Conversation, Discussion, Give-and-take, Word, Expression, Locution, Saying, Non-standard Speech, Idiolect, Monologue, Charm, Magic Spell, Magical Spell, Spell, Dictation, Monologue, Soliloquy
Lexicographical Neighbors of Oral Communication
Literary usage of Oral communication
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"... ¡(lands by the Eaft-India Company, in 1790; and from oral communication from Capt. ... oral communication ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"... be continually dropping uu of dialects preserved by oral communication, and new Ones will be introduced as new wants and new objects solicit attention. ..."
3. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1814)
"It is, notwithstanding, obvious, that oral communication, alone, can perfect pronunciation. The exercises are well chosen, and the idioms clearly explained. ..."
4. On Yuan Chwang's Travels in India, 629-645 A.D. by Thomas Watters (1904)
"... the memories of the Brah- and it was taught entirely by oral communication, but there were commentaries and other ..."
5. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"I. ancient world, forecasting the benefits of oral communication and elaborating of himself a system of vocal signs. ' if in the present state of the world ..."
6. Framework for Developing Skill Standards for Workplace Literacy by Eunice N. Askov (1998)
"... Take telephone messages accurately oral communication Adapted Draft O*NET Definition: Communicates thoughts, ideas, and information orally, attending to ..."