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 (ô-răk′yə-lər, ō-răk′-)
1. Of, relating to, or being an oracle.
2. Resembling or characteristic of an oracle:
a. Solemnly prophetic.
b. Enigmatic; obscure.

[From Latin ōrāculum, oracle, from ōrāre, to speak.]

o·rac′u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
o·rac′u·lar·ly adv.


the skill, condition, or an instance of being oracular.
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