oralism

noun
oral·​ism | \ ˈȯr-ə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce oralism (audio) , ˈär- \

Definition of oralism

: advocacy or use of the oral method of teaching the deaf

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Other Words from oralism

oralist \ ˈȯr-​ə-​list How to pronounce oralism (audio) , ˈär-​ \ noun

Examples of oralism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The oralism Bell championed was a disaster for the deaf. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2021 But as oralism came to dominate deaf education, largely through Bell’s reputation, deaf communities responded by further embracing sign. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Apr. 2021 Bonet’s approach combined oralism—using sounds to communicate—with sign language. National Geographic, 28 May 2019 Bonet’s approach combined oralism—using sounds to communicate—with sign language. National Geographic, 28 May 2019 And though oralism triumphed nationally, sign language won out as the preferred method of communication at Gallaudet. Matthew Davis, The Atlantic, 10 May 2017

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First Known Use of oralism

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oralism was in 1883

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“Oralism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oralism. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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oralism

noun
oral·​ism | \ ˈōr-ə-ˌliz-əm, ˈȯr-, ˈär- How to pronounce oralism (audio) \

Medical Definition of oralism

: advocacy or use of the oral method of teaching the deaf

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