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audio-lingual

[ aw-dee-oh-ling-gwuhl ]
/ ˌɔ di oʊˈlɪŋ gwəl /
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adjective

pertaining to listening comprehension and speaking, especially in learning a foreign language.

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Also called au·ral-o·ral [awr-uhl-awr-uhl, awr-uhl-ohr-] /ˌɔr əlˈɔr əl, ˌɔr əlˈoʊr-/ .

Origin of audio-lingual

First recorded in 1955–60
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