oratorical

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adjective or·a·tor·i·cal \ˌȯr-ə-ˈtȯr-i-kəl, ˌär-ə-ˈtär-\

Definition of oratorical

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of an orator or oratory

oratorically

play \ˌȯr-ə-ˈtȯr-i-k(ə-)lē, ˌär-ə-ˈtär-\ adverb

Examples of oratorical in a Sentence

  1. a speech that was an oratorical endorsement of the value of education but one that refused to call for greater spending on education

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First Known Use of oratorical

1589


ORATORICAL Defined for English Language Learners

oratorical

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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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