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[awr-uh-triks, or-] /ˈɔr ə trɪks, ˈɒr-/

noun, plural oratrices
[awr-uh-trahy-seez, or-] /ˌɔr əˈtraɪ siz, ˌɒr-/ (Show IPA)
a woman who delivers an oration; a public speaker, especially one of great eloquence.


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