Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. By mouth.
  • adv. Spoken as opposed to written.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an oral manner.
  • adv. By, with, or in, the mouth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an oral manner; by word of mouth; in words, without writing; vocally; verbally: as, traditions derived orally from ancestors.
  • By means of the mouth; through, in, or into the mouth.
  • Toward or in the mouth or oral region.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. by spoken rather than written means
  • adv. (of drugs) through the mouth rather than through injection; by_mouth

Etymologies

oral +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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