Definition of orator
- The orator delivered the funeral oration at the cathedral.
- is a masterly orator, able to reduce a throng of thousands to a hushed silence
- —Raymond Bonner
though a brilliant wordsmith, Thomas Jefferson was by his own admission an unskilled orator
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: a person who makes speeches and is very good at making them
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