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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.
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1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) of or relating to an oracle: Apollo had his oracular shrine at Delphi.
2. wise and prophetic: an oracular political thriller.
3. mysterious or ambiguous
oˈracularly adv
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(ɔˈræk yə lər, oʊˈræk-)

1. of the nature of an oracle.
2. making pronouncements as if by special inspiration or authority.
3. uttered or delivered as if divinely inspired or infallible.
4. ambiguous; obscure.
[1625–35; < Latin ōrācul(um) oracle + -ar1]
o•rac′u•lar•ly, adv.
o•rac`u•lar′i•ty, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.oracular - of or relating to an oracle; "able by oracular means to expose a witch"
2.oracular - obscurely prophetic; "Delphic pronouncements"; "an oracular message"
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"
3.oracular - resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought; "the oracular sayings of Victorian poets"; "so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it"; "an enigmatic smile"
ambiguous - having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"
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Of or relating to the foretelling of events by or as if by supernatural means:
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[ɒˈrækjʊləʳ] ADJprofético, fatídico
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adj inscriptions, utterances, toneorakelhaft; powersseherisch; (fig)weise; oracular shrineOrakelstätte f
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References in classic literature ?
"Still waters run deepest, they used to tell me," said Miss Ophelia, oracularly.
"That all depends," he said oracularly. "I ain't never been lonely except when the old wife died.
"You may be a number one, tip-top minin' expert, all right all right," the dog-musher delivered himself oracularly, "but you missed the chance of your life when you was a boy an' didn't run off an' join a circus."
'You have heard, perhaps,' said Sir Joseph, oracularly, 'certain remarks into which I have been led respecting the solemn period of time at which we have arrived, and the duty imposed upon us of settling our affairs, and being prepared.