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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Expressed orally; uttered.
  • adjective Speaking or using speech in a specified manner or voice. Often used in combination.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Uttered; oral: opposed to written.
  • Speaking: in composition: as, a civil-spoken man.

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

  • adjective Uttered in speech; delivered by word of mouth; oral.
  • adjective Characterized by a certain manner or style in speaking; -- often in composition.

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

  • adjective Relating to speech
  • adjective Speaking in a specified way
  • verb Past participle of speak

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

  • adjective uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination

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