oralist

[awr-uh-list, ohr-]

noun

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

adjective

of or relating to oralism.

Compare manualist.

Origin of oralist

First recorded in 1865–70; oral + -ist
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