Definition of oral history
1 : a recording containing information about the past obtained from in-depth interviews concerning personal experiences, recollections, and reflections; also : the study of such information
2 : a written work based on oral history
Examples of oral history in a sentence
I'm reading an oral history of the Great Depression.
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ORAL HISTORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oral history for English Language Learners
: 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
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