Origin of orality
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for orality
In orality, things people refer to are closer to the words they use.
In orality, the experience pertinent to the word is shared in its entirety.
After the phase of orality, writing served both of them equally.
Within the broader Chinese culture, every effort was made to preserve characteristics of orality.
This experience eventually settled and became more uniform through the means and constraints of orality.
- the quality of being oral
- a tendency to favour the spoken rather than the written form of language
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- The psychic organization derived from and characteristic of the oral stage of psychosexual development.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.