Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

oral

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of oral

  1. 1 expressed or communicated by voice <a baby's crying is usually interpreted as an oral expression of distress> Synonyms vocal, spoken, uttered, voicedRelated Words articulated, enunciated, pronounced, sonant; breathed, chirped, drawled, gasped, intoned, mouthed, mumbled, murmured, muttered, purred, shouted, spluttered, sputtered, squeaked, whisperedNear Antonyms inarticulate; mute, quiet, silent; unexpressed, unsaid, unspoken, unuttered, unvoiced; surd, voicelessAntonyms nonvocal

  2. 2 made or carried on through speaking rather than in writing <lawyers for the plaintiff will be presenting oral arguments before the Supreme Court next week> Synonyms nuncupative, verbal, spoken, unwritten, viva voce, word-of-mouthRelated Words consensual, implicit, informal; articulated, verbalized; given, pronounced, said, sounded, stated, told, voicedNear Antonyms explicit, formalAntonyms paper, written




Learn More about oral


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up oral? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to manage or play awkwardly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

reduce disapprove soothe perplex
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ