HyperDic: oratory

English > 1 sense of the word oratory:
NOUNcommunicationoratoryaddressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous)
oratory > pronunciation
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > oratory: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
Meaningaddressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous).
Example"he loved the sound of his own oratory"
Narrowerdeclamationvehement oratory
epideictic oratoryA type of oratory used to eulogize or condemn a person or group of people
keynote speech, keynote addressA speech setting forth the keynote
nominating speech, nominating address, nominationAn address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election
orationAn instance of oratory
salutatory address, salutatory oration, salutatoryAn opening or welcoming statement (especially one delivered at graduation exercises)
stump speechPolitical oratory
valediction, valedictory address, valedictory oration, valedictoryA farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
Broaderaddress, speechThe act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
Spanishoración, oratoria
Catalanoració, oratòria
Adjectivesoratoricalcharacteristic of an orator or oratory

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