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Noun, a method of educating deaf children by speech and lipreading alone, without and/or banning the use of sign language.

With the result that deaf children grow up without learning eg. English language, and instead learns eg. British Sign Language from older children in school playgrounds.

Such deaf people end up with a deaf sounding voice, and poorly educated with a reading age of 9, unemployed or in unskilled labour.

Adj. Oralist.
by Kerb November 28, 2004
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