oracy

noun
ora·​cy | \ ˈȯr-ə-sē How to pronounce oracy (audio) , ˈär- \

Definition of oracy

: proficiency in oral expression and comprehension

First Known Use of oracy

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oracy

oral + -acy (as in literacy)

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“Oracy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oracy. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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