oralist

oralist

[awr-uh-list, ohr-]
noun
1.
an advocate of oralism.
2.
a deaf person who communicates through lipreading and speech.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to oralism.
Compare manualist.


Origin:
1865–70; oral + -ist

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