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[mass noun] The ability to express oneself fluently and grammatically in speech:‘infant teachers will be urged to concentrate on reading, writing, oracy and numeracy’
- ‘And we're offering the students a program which not only develops their writing but their oracy from the beginning of schooling.’
- ‘There are low levels of English literacy and oracy in many cases.’
- ‘She says research by the program's originators, Brian Gray and Wendy Cowie, at the University of Canberra, indicates that written English is a vehicle and means of improving children's oracy.’
- ‘It has given shape to much of the Western world's inheritance of oracy and literacy.’
- ‘It is in this context of the various communicative competencies required for electronic production and consumption that the term ‘literacy’ (or for that matter ‘oracy’) is questionable.’
1960s: from Latin os, or- mouth, on the pattern of literacy.
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