[ awr-uh-liz-uh m, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr əˌlɪz əm, ˈoʊr- /


the theory, practice, or advocacy of education for the deaf chiefly or exclusively through lipreading, training in speech production, and training of residual hearing.
Compare manualism.

Origin of oralism

First recorded in 1880–85; oral + -ism
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