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or·a·to·ry 1

 (ôr′ə-tôr′ē, ŏr′-)
n.
1. The art of public speaking.
2. Eloquence or skill in making speeches to the public.
3. Public speaking marked by the use of overblown rhetoric.

[Latin (ars) ōrātōria, (art) of speaking, feminine of ōrātōrius, oratorical, from ōrātor, speaker, from ōrātus, past participle of ōrāre, to speak.]

or·a·to·ry 2

 (ôr′ə-tôr′ē, ŏr′-)
n. pl. or·a·to·ries
1. A place for prayer, such as a small private chapel.
2. also Oratory
a. A Roman Catholic religious society founded in 1575 by Saint Philip Neri and consisting of secular priests.
b. A branch or church of this society.

[Middle English oratorie, from Old French, from Late Latin ōrātōrium, place of prayer, from Latin, neuter of ōrātōrius, for praying, from ōrāre, to pray.]

oratory

(ˈɒrətərɪ; -trɪ)
n
1. the art of public speaking
2. rhetorical skill or style
[C16: from Latin (ars) ōrātōria (the art of) public speaking]
ˌoraˈtorical adj
ˌoraˈtorically adv

oratory

(ˈɒrətərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a small room or secluded place, set apart for private prayer
[C14: from Anglo-Norman, from Church Latin ōrātōrium place of prayer, from ōrāre to plead, pray]

Oratory

(ˈɒrətərɪ; -trɪ)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Also called: Congregation of the Oratory the religious society of secular priests (Oratorians) living in a community founded by St Philip Neri
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) any church belonging to this society: the Brompton Oratory.

or•a•to•ry1

(ˈɔr əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɒr-)

n.
1. skill or eloquence in public speaking.
2. the art of public speaking, esp. in an eloquent manner.
[1580–90; < Latin ōrātōria, n. use of feminine of ōrātōrius of an orator. See orator, -tory1]

or•a•to•ry2

(ˈɔr əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɒr-)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a place of prayer, as a small chapel.
2. (cap.) any of the Roman Catholic religious societies of secular priests who live in religious communities but do not take vows.
[1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin ōrātōrium place of prayer. See orator, -tory2]

oratory

A small private chapel.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oratory - addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous); "he loved the sound of his own oratory"
speech, address - the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
keynote address, keynote speech - a speech setting forth the keynote
nominating address, nominating speech, nomination - an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election; "the nomination was brief and to the point"
oration - an instance of oratory; "he delivered an oration on the decline of family values"
declamation - vehement oratory
epideictic oratory - a type of oratory used to eulogize or condemn a person or group of people; "Pericles' funeral oration for Athenians killed in the Peloponnesian War is a famous example of epideictic oratory"
stump speech - political oratory
salutatory, salutatory address, salutatory oration - an opening or welcoming statement (especially one delivered at graduation exercises)
valediction, valedictory, valedictory address, valedictory oration - a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)

oratory

noun rhetoric, eloquence, public speaking, speech-making, expressiveness, fluency, a way with words, declamation, speechifying, grandiloquence, spieling (informal) Neither candidate is noted for oratory or political skill.

oratory

noun
The art of public speaking:
Translations
فَن الخِطابَه، بَلاغَه، فَصاحَه
talekunst
szónoklásszónoklat
mælskulist
oratoria
rečnícke umenie
besedništvo
güzel konuşma sanatıhitabet

oratory

1 [ˈɒrətərɪ] N (= art of speaking) → oratoria f

oratory

2 [ˈɒrətərɪ] N (Rel) → oratorio m

oratory

[ˈɒrətəri] n
(= art) → talent m oratoire
He displayed determination as well as powerful oratory → Il faisait preuve de détermination ainsi que d'un remarquable talent oratoire.
(= speech) → oraison f

oratory

1
n (= art of making speeches)Redekunst f

oratory

2
n (Eccl) → Oratorium nt

oratory

1 [ˈɒrətrɪ] n (public speaking) → oratoria

oratory

2 [ˈɒrətrɪ] n (Rel) → oratorio

oration

(əˈreiʃən) noun
a formal, public speech, especially in fine, beautiful language. a funeral oration.
orator (ˈorətə) noun
a person who makes public speeches, especially very eloquent ones.
ˈoratory (ˈorə-) noun
the art of speaking well in public.
oraˈtorical adjective