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noun ora·tion \ə-ˈrā-shən, ȯ-\

Simple Definition of oration

  • : a formal speech

Full Definition of oration

  1. :  an elaborate discourse delivered in a formal and dignified manner

Examples of oration

  1. She made an oration on the value of art in society.

  2. <the celebrated orations of Daniel Webster in unwavering support of the federal union>



Origin of oration

Latin oration-, oratio speech, oration, from orare to plead, speak, pray; akin to Hittite ariya- to consult an oracle and perhaps to Greek ara prayer


First Known Use: 1502


ORATION Defined for Kids

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noun ora·tion \ə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of oration

  1. :  an important speech given on a special occasion





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