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[awr-uh-see, ohr-] /ˈɔr ə si, ˈoʊr-/
noun
1.
the ability to express oneself in and understand spoken language.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; or(al) + (liter)acy
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Examples for oracy
  • While literacy centers on print media, oracy is less fixed and subject to re-telling and re-shaping.
  • Hence, an oracy to literacy sequence is inherent in our notions about comprehension instruction.
British Dictionary definitions for oracy

oracy

/ˈɔːrəsɪ/
noun
1.
the capacity to express oneself in and understand speech
Word Origin
C20: from Latin or-, os mouth, by analogy with literacy
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