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oral history

noun

Simple Definition of oral history

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of oral history

  1. 1 :  tape-recorded historical information obtained in interviews concerning personal experiences and recollections; also :  the study of such information

  2. 2 :  a written work based on oral history

oral historian

noun

Examples of oral history in a sentence

  1. I'm reading an oral history of the Great Depression.



1955

First Known Use of oral history

1955


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