from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

oral +‎ -ly



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