oral history


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

Full Definition of ORAL HISTORY

1
:  tape-recorded historical information obtained in interviews concerning personal experiences and recollections; also :  the study of such information
2
:  a written work based on oral history
oral historian noun

Examples of ORAL HISTORY

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

First Known Use of ORAL HISTORY

1955

Rhymes with ORAL HISTORY

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