[ awr-uh-liz-uhm, ohr- ]

  1. 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.

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Origin of oralism

First recorded in 1880–85; oral + -ism

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