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 Dictionary entry overview: What does orator mean? 

ORATOR (noun)
  The noun ORATOR has 1 sense:

1. a person who delivers a speech or oration

  Familiarity information: ORATOR used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ORATOR (noun)

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A person who delivers a speech or oration

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Nouns denoting people


orator; public speaker; rhetorician; speechifier; speechmaker

Hypernyms ("orator" is a kind of...):

speaker; talker; utterer; verbaliser; verbalizer (someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "orator"):

eulogist; panegyrist (an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics)

tub-thumper (a noisy and vigorous or ranting public speaker)

spellbinder (an orator who can hold his listeners spellbound)

haranguer (a public speaker who delivers a loud or forceful or angry speech)

elocutionist (a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery)

demagog; demagogue; rabble-rouser (an orator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience)

Instance hyponyms:

Burke; Edmund Burke (English statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797))

Cicero; Marcus Tullius Cicero; Tully (a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC))

Demosthenes (Athenian statesman and orator (circa 385-322 BC))

Henry; Patrick Henry (a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799))

Isocrates (Athenian rhetorician and orator (436-338 BC))

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