oral tradition


noun

a community's cultural and historical traditions passed down by word of mouth or example from one generation to another without written instruction.

Nearby words

  1. oral rehydration therapy,
  2. oral sex,
  3. oral society,
  4. oral stage,
  5. oral surgery,
  6. oral-formulaic,
  7. orale,
  8. oralism,
  9. oralist,
  10. orality

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