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or·a·tor

 (ôr′ə-tər, ŏr′-)
n.
1. One who delivers an oration.
2. An eloquent and skilled public speaker.

or′a·tor·ship′ n.

orator

(ˈɒrətə)
n
1. a public speaker, esp one versed in rhetoric
2. a person given to lengthy or pompous speeches
3. (Law) obsolete the claimant in a cause of action in chancery

or•a•tor

(ˈɔr ə tər, ˈɒr-)

n.
a person who delivers an oration; a public speaker, esp. one of great eloquence.
[1325–75; Middle English oratour < Latin ōrātor speaker, suppliant, derivative of ōrāre; see oration]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orator - a person who delivers a speech or orationorator - a person who delivers a speech or oration
eulogist, panegyrist - an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
elocutionist - a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery
haranguer - a public speaker who delivers a loud or forceful or angry speech
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
spellbinder - an orator who can hold his listeners spellbound
tub-thumper - a noisy and vigorous or ranting public speaker

orator

noun public speaker, speaker, lecturer, spokesperson, declaimer, rhetorician, Cicero, spieler (informal), word-spinner, spokesman or spokeswoman Lenin was the greatest orator of the Russian revolution.

orator

noun
A public speaker:
Translations
خَطيب، رَجُل فَصيح
řečník
taler
orator
szónok
ræîumaîur
orator
rečník

orator

[ˈɒrətəʳ] Norador(a) m/f

orator

[ˈɒrətər] norateur/trice m/f

orator

nRedner(in) m(f), → Orator m (rare, Hist)

orator

[ˈɒrətəʳ] noratore/trice

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
References in classic literature ?
AN Orator afflicted with atrophy of the organ of common-sense rose in his place in the halls of legislation and pointed with pride to his Unblotted Escutcheon.
I am neither an orator nor a man of science, and I had no idea of addressing you in public; but my friend Barbicane has told me that you would like to hear me, and I am quite at your service.
A strange thing, that that part of an orator, which is but superficial, and rather the virtue of a player, should be placed so high, above those other noble parts, of invention, elocution, and the rest; nay, almost alone, as if it were all in all.
and other cries, arose in many voices from various parts of the densely crowded and suffocatingly close Hall, in which the orator, perched on a stage, delivered himself of this and what other froth and fume he had in him.
Count Rostov at the back of the crowd was expressing approval; several persons, briskly turning a shoulder to the orator at the end of a phrase, said:
The orator yields to the inspiration of a transient occasion, and speaks to the mob before him, to those who can hear him; but the writer, whose more equable life is his occasion, and who would be distracted by the event and the crowd which inspire the orator, speaks to the intellect and health of mankind, to all in any age who can understand him.
All this time the eyes of the thousands present looked straight at the Negro orator.
Burke is the only writer primarily a statesman and orator who can be properly ranked among English authors of the first class.
The warriors in front stepped aside, opening the way to their most approved orator by the action; one who spoke all those languages that were cultivated among the northern aborigines.
He kept his eyes fixed on the orator, who sat in an armchair, his head leaning on his hand and his attitude indicating exhaustion.
I prompted our medical orator with a neat speech from behind the curtain; and I never heard such applause, from such a comparatively small audience, before in my life.
And by hideous con- trast, a redundant orator was making a speech to another gathering not thirty steps away, in fulsome laudation of "our glorious British liberties