Definitions for orally
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•ral*ˈɔr əl, ˈoʊr-(adj.)
uttered by the mouth; spoken:
of, using, or transmitted by speech:
oral teaching methods; oral traditions.
of or involving the mouth:
done or administered through the mouth.
(of a speech sound) pronounced with all the air issuing through the mouth and none through the nose, as the normal English vowels or the consonants (b) and (v).
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the earliest phase of psychosexual development, during which pleasure is derived from activities involving the mouth, as sucking, eating, and babbling. of or pertaining to a group of adult behaviors and personality traits including eating, talking, feeding, and being friendly and generous.
Ref: lingual (def. 4). 5
(n.)an oral examination in a school, college, or university, given esp. to a candidate for an advanced degree.
* Usage: See verbal.
Origin of oral:
1615–25; < L ōr- (s. of ōs) mouth + -al1
(of drugs) through the mouth rather than through injection; by_mouth
"he was administered the drug orally"
orally, by word of mouth(adverb)
by spoken rather than written means
"these stories were transmitted by word of mouth"
This medicine is taken orally. Swallowing a pill sure beats getting a shot every day.
Spoken as opposed to written.
I took the make up test orally because my arm is still in a cast.
Translations for orally
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a spoken examination
He passed the written exam, but failed his oral.; medicine to be taken orally.
- през устатаBulgarian
- oralmentePortuguese (BR)
- ústy, orálněCzech
- gennem mundenDanish
- από το στόμαGreek
- oralmente, por vía oralSpanish
- suuliselt, suu kauduEstonian
- بطور شفهی؛ بطور خوراکیFarsi
- oralement, par voie oraleFrench
- דֶרֶך הַפֶּהHebrew
- मौखिक रूप सेHindi
- na ustaCroatian
- szájon átHungarian
- dengan diminumIndonesian
- munnlega; til inntökuIcelandic
- per via oraleItalian
- per burną, žodžiuLithuanian
- caur muti; mutiski; iekšķīgiLatvian
- dgn mulutMalay
- gjennom munnenNorwegian
- بطور شفهی؛ بطور خوراکیPersian
- په شفاهى بڼهPashto
- pe cale oralăRomanian
- для приёма внутрьRussian
- ústne, orálneSlovak
- 口服Chinese (Trad.)
- для внутрішнього вживання; пероральноUkrainian
- منھ کے راستے سےUrdu
- bằng miệng; bằng lờiVietnamese
- 口服Chinese (Simp.)
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