Definition of orator
1 : one who delivers an oration The orator delivered the funeral oration at the cathedral.
2 : one distinguished for skill and power as a public speaker is a masterly orator, able to reduce a throng of thousands to a hushed silence — Raymond Bonner
Examples of orator in a Sentence
though a brilliant wordsmith, Thomas Jefferson was by his own admission an unskilled orator
Recent Examples of orator from the Web
High up in that elite category was Winston Churchill, one of the greatest speechwriters and orators of the past century, and the most unabashedly theatrical of them all.
High up in that elite category was Winston Churchill, one of the greatest speechwriters and orators of the past century and the most unabashedly theatrical of them all.
Comey is a gifted orator who is not shy about claiming the spotlight.
Cicero, the great Roman orator and politician, was one of the biggest influences on language throughout Europe.
Yankee orators, soldiers or not, used Memorial Day rhetoric to pronounce their sense of victory over the rebellion and often over slavery.
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First Known Use of orator
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Definition of orator for English Language Learners
: a person who makes speeches and is very good at making them
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Definition of orator for Students
: a public speaker noted for skill and power in speaking
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