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oratory

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noun or·a·to·ry \ˈȯr-ə-ˌtȯr-ē, ˈär-\

Definition of oratory

plural or·a·to·ries

  1. 1 :  a place of prayer; especially :  a private or institutional chapel

  2. 2 capitalized :  an Oratorian congregation, house, or church



Origin of oratory

Middle English oratorie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin oratorium, from Latin orare


First Known Use: 14th century


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oratory

noun or·a·to·ry

Definition of oratory

  1. 1 :  the art of speaking in public eloquently or effectively

  2. 2 a :  public speaking that employs oratory b :  public speaking that is characterized by the use of stock phrases and that appeals chiefly to the emotions



Origin of oratory

Latin oratoria, from feminine of oratorius oratorical, from orare


First Known Use: 1594


ORATORY Defined for Kids

oratory

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noun or·a·to·ry \ˈȯr-ə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of oratory

  1. 1 :  the art of making speeches

  2. 2 :  the style of language used in important speeches





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