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BY WORD OF MOUTH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does by word of mouth mean? 

BY WORD OF MOUTH (adverb)
  The adverb BY WORD OF MOUTH has 2 senses:

1. orally
2. by spoken rather than written means

  Familiarity information: BY WORD OF MOUTH used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BY WORD OF MOUTH (adverb)


Sense 1by word of mouth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Orally

Synonyms:

by word of mouth; viva voce

Context example:

I heard it viva voce


Sense 2by word of mouth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

By spoken rather than written means

Synonyms:

by word of mouth; orally

Context example:

these stories were transmitted by word of mouth


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