Orating



[aw-reyt, oh-reyt, awr-eyt, ohr-eyt] /ɔˈreɪt, oʊˈreɪt, ˈɔr eɪt, ˈoʊr eɪt/

verb (used with or without object), orated, orating.
1.
to deliver an ; speak pompously; declaim.
/ɔːˈreɪt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to make or give an oration
2.
to speak pompously and lengthily
v.

c.1600, “to pray, to plead,” from Latin oratus, past participle of orare “speak, pray, plead, speak before a court or assembly” (see orator). The meaning “make a formal speech” emerged c.1860 in American English as a back-formation of oration. Related: Orated; orating.

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  • Oratorian

    [awr-uh-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-, or-] /ˌɔr əˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌɒr-/ Roman Catholic Church noun 1. a member of an Oratory. adjective 2. of or relating to the Oratorians. /ˌɒrəˈtɔːrɪən/ noun 1. a member of the religious congregation of the Oratory

  • Oratorical

    [awr-uh-tawr-i-kuh l, or-uh-tor-] /ˌɔr əˈtɔr ɪ kəl, ˌɒr əˈtɒr-/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of an or : His oratorical prowess has led to political success. 2. given to : an oratorical speaker. adj. 1580s, from orator or oratory + -ical, or else from Latin oratorius (see oratory (n.1)). Related: Oratorical; oratorically.



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