Definition of oral noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    oral

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɔːrəl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrəl//
     
    Exams and assessment, Language skills
     
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  1. 1(especially British English) a spoken exam, especially in a foreign language a French oral He failed the oral. See related entries: Exams and assessment, Language skills
  2. 2(North American English) a spoken exam in a university See related entries: Exams and assessment
  3. Wordfindercandidate, exam, grade, invigilate, mark, oral, paper, practical, resit, revise Word Origin early 17th cent.: from late Latin oralis, from Latin os, or- ‘mouth’.
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