[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. oral stage,
  2. oral surgery,
  3. oral tradition,
  4. oral-formulaic,
  5. orale,
  6. oralist,
  7. orality,
  8. orally,
  9. oran,
  10. orang

Compare manualism.

Origin of oralism

First recorded in 1880–85; oral + -ism

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