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Definition of the spoken word noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the spoken word

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ðə ˌspəʊkən ˈwɜːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ðə ˌspoʊkən ˈwɜːrd//
 
[singular]
 
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language expressed in speech, rather than being written or sung
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the spoken word