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oratory

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1 the art of speaking in public eloquently and effectively
  • a presidential hopeful with a gift for oratory and a highly charismatic personality

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2 language that is impressive-sounding but not meaningful or sincere
  • the politician's oratory sounded good only to people who didn't bother to think

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The first known use of oratory was in the 14th century

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“Oratory.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/oratory. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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