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adjective uk   /ˈɔː.rəl/  us   /ˈɔːr.əl/

oral adjective (SPOKEN)

B2 spoken and not written: an oral agreement/exam
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oral adjective (MOUTH)

of, taken by, or done to the mouth: oral hygiene oral contraceptives oral surgery

oral

noun [C] uk   /ˈɔː.rəl/  us   /ˈɔːr.əl/
an exam, often a type of language exam, in which you give spoken and not written answers: When do you have your Spanish oral (= exam in spoken Spanish)?
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