Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “oral history”

oral history

noun [U/C]    /ˈɔr·əl ˈhɪs·tər·i, ˈoʊr-/
English, social studies recorded information about the past that has been collected from the speech of people who were there, or a book based on such information
(Definition of oral history noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of oral history

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with History - general words, but you might be interested in these topics from the History topic area:

Definitions of “oral history” in other dictionaries

Translations of “oral history”

Word of the Day

neighbourly

friendly or helpful

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More