Definition of oration
- She delivered an oration on the value of art in our society.
- a commencement oration
- a funeral oration
She made an oration on the value of art in society.
the celebrated orations of Daniel Webster in unwavering support of the federal union
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First Known Use: circa 1504See Words from the same year
: a formal speech
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