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  Dictionary Definition of oral

oral
adjective
1. uttered by the mouth; spoken: oral testimony.
2. employing speech, as teachers or methods of teaching.
3. of or relating to the mouth: the oral cavity.
4. done, taken, or administered by the mouth: an oral dose of medicine.
5. Zoology relating to that surface of polyps and marine animals which contains the mouth and tentacles.
6. Phonetics articulated with none of the voice issuing through the nose; b and v are oral consonants, and the normal English vowels are oral.
-- noun
7. an oral examination in a school, university, etc.
[L os mouth + -AL1 ]
-- orally, adverb