oral history noun
: recorded information about the past that you get from talking to people about their experiences, families, etc.
: a book, article, etc., that is based on oral history
: tape-recorded historical information obtained in interviews concerning personal experiences and recollections; also : the study of such information
: a written work based on oral history
— oral historian noun
Examples of ORAL HISTORY
- I'm reading an oral history of the Great Depression.
First Known Use of ORAL HISTORY
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