oratory meaning

Pronunciation:   "oratory" in a sentence
  • Noun: oratory  'óru`toree [N. Amer], órut(u)ree [Brit]
    1. Addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous)
      "he loved the sound of his own oratory"

    Derived forms: oratories

    See also: oratorical

    Type of: address, speech

    Encyclopedia: Oratory Oratory, French Congregation of the

  • [Architecture]

    A small private chapel furnished with an altar and a crucifix.

    An ancient oratory in Ireland


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  1. they were defeated by the power of her oratory.
  2. the need to "clean out" the state department has become a staple of our political oratory.
  3. he was alone and outnumbered at least five to one only spurred him on to greater feasts of scornful oratory.
  4. this speech of william pitt, composed by johnson in exeter street, has long held a place in school books and collections of oratory.
  5. some politicians are famous for their powers of oratory

Related Words

  1. oratorial meaning
  2. oratorian meaning
  3. oratorical meaning
  4. oratorically meaning
  5. oratorio meaning
  6. oratress meaning
  7. oratrix meaning
  8. orb meaning
  9. orb web meaning
  10. orb-weaver meaning
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