Examples of oratorical in a Sentence
a speech that was an oratorical endorsement of the value of education but one that refused to call for greater spending on education
Recent Examples of oratorical from the Web
The president* flew himself out to Iowa on Wednesday night to bask in the adulation of yet another rapturous crowd and to deliver yet another speech from the oratorical firm of Hokum, Bunkum, and Con.
His extraordinary oratorical skills were legendary.
Vocal lines are set in twisting, mock-oratorical phrases as the orchestra bustles with Minimalist-like strings of racing sixteenth notes and pummeling chords.
Mr. Huston’s performance, however competent, is no match compared with Heston’s heaving, oratorical gravitas, which gave even casual remarks the ring of Scripture declaimed from a mountaintop.
On the page, anyway, the ideological and stylistic chasms that separate them start to dissolve in a sea of overlapping oratorical devices, similar phrases and at times identical word choice.
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First Known Use of oratorical
Synonymsbombastic, flatulent, fustian, gaseous, gassy, grandiloquent, rhetorical, orotund, windy
Related Wordsbloated, elevated, florid, flowery, grandiose, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-flown, high-sounding, inflated, lofty, ornate, pompous, pontifical, pretentious, stilted, tumid, turgid; overdone, verbose, wordy
Near Antonymseloquent, well-spoken; bald, direct, matter-of-fact, plain, plainspoken, simple, stark, straightforward, unadorned, unaffected, unpretentious
ORATORICAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oratorical for English Language Learners
: of or relating to the skill or activity of giving speeches : of or relating to oratory
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