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oracy

[ awr-uh-see, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr ə si, ˈoʊr- /
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noun
the ability to express oneself in and understand spoken language.
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Origin of oracy

First recorded in 1960–65; or(al) + (liter)acy
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British Dictionary definitions for oracy

oracy
/ (ˈɔːrəsɪ) /

noun
the capacity to express oneself in and understand speech

Word Origin for oracy

C20: from Latin or-, os mouth, by analogy with literacy
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