Oratory



[awr-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, or-] /ˈɔr əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɒr-/

noun
1.
skill or eloquence in public speaking:
The evangelist moved thousands to repentance with his oratory.
2.
the art of public speaking, especially in a formal and eloquent manner.
[awr-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, or-] /ˈɔr əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɒr-/
noun, plural oratories.
1.
a place of prayer, as a small chapel or a room for private devotions.
2.
(initial capital letter) Roman Catholic Church. any of the religious societies of secular priests who live in religious communities but do not take vows.
/ˈɒrətərɪ; -trɪ/
noun
1.
the art of public speaking
2.
rhetorical skill or style
/ˈɒrətərɪ; -trɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a small room or secluded place, set apart for private prayer
/ˈɒrətərɪ; -trɪ/
noun (RC Church)
1.
Also called Congregation of the Oratory. the religious society of secular priests (Oratorians) living in a community founded by St Philip Neri
2.
any church belonging to this society: the Brompton Oratory
n.

“formal public speaking, the art of eloquence,” 1580s, from Latin (ars) oratoria “oratorical (art),” fem. of oratorius “of speaking or pleading, pertaining to an orator,” from orare “to speak, pray, plead” (see orator).

“small chapel,” c.1300, from Old French oratorie and directly from Late Latin oratorium “place of prayer” (especially the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Rome, where musical services were presented), noun use of an adjective, as in oratorium templum, from neuter of Latin oratorius “of or for praying,” from orare “to pray, plead, speak” (see orator).

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