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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oratory mean? 

ORATORY (noun)
  The noun ORATORY has 1 sense:

1. addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous)

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

 Dictionary entry details 

ORATORY (noun)

Sense 1oratory [BACK TO TOP]


Addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

he loved the sound of his own oratory

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

address; speech (the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience)

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

keynote address; keynote speech (a speech setting forth the keynote)

nominating address; nominating speech; nomination (an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election)

oration (an instance of oratory)

declamation (vehement oratory)

epideictic oratory (a type of oratory used to eulogize or condemn a person or group of people)

stump speech (political oratory)

salutatory; salutatory address; salutatory oration (an opening or welcoming statement (especially one delivered at graduation exercises))

valediction; valedictory; valedictory address; valedictory oration (a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class))

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