aural

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɔːrəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɔrəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ôrəl)


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aural - oral
‘aural’
Aural means ‘relating to your ears and your sense of hearing’. Aural is pronounced /^ɔːrəl/ or /^aʊrəl/.
I have used written and aural material.
‘oral’
Oral means ‘relating to your mouth’. It also describes things that involve speaking rather than writing. Oral is pronounced /^ɔːrəl/.
...an oral test in German.
Both aural and oral are fairly formal words. They are used mainly to talk about teaching methods and examinations.
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