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 oralist (audio) , ˈär-​ \ noun

Examples of oralism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bonet’s approach combined oralism—using sounds to communicate—with sign language. National Geographic, "How monks helped invent sign language," 28 May 2019 Bonet’s approach combined oralism—using sounds to communicate—with sign language. National Geographic, "How monks helped invent sign language," 28 May 2019 And though oralism triumphed nationally, sign language won out as the preferred method of communication at Gallaudet. Matthew Davis, The Atlantic, "'America's Deaf Team' Tackles Identity Politics," 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 22 Sep. 2020.

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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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