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oralist

[ awr-uh-list, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr ə lɪst, ˈoʊr- /
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noun

an advocate of oralism.
a deaf person who communicates through lipreading and speech.

adjective

of or relating to oralism.

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Origin of oralist

First recorded in 1865–70; oral + -ist
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