oral tradition

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of oral tradition

: the stories, beliefs, etc., that a group of people share by telling stories and talking to each other

Word by Word Definitions

oral play
  1. : uttered by the mouth or in words : spoken

  2. : using speech or the lips especially in teaching the deaf

  3. : of, given through, or involving the mouth

  1. : an oral examination

tradition play
  1. : an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (such as a religious practice or a social custom)

  2. : a belief or story or a body of beliefs or stories relating to the past that are commonly accepted as historical though not verifiable

  3. : the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction


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