oral history Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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oral historynoun [U]

uk   us  
information about a ​historicalevent or ​period that is told to you by ​people who ​experienced it
(Definition of oral history from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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oral historynoun [U/C]

 us   /ˈɔr·əl ˈhɪs·tər·i, ˈoʊr-/
English, social studies recordedinformation about the past that has been ​collected from the ​speech of ​people who were there, or a ​bookbased on such ​information
(Definition of oral history from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “oral history”
in Chinese (Simplified) 口述历史…
in Chinese (Traditional) 口述歷史…
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