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 (ôr′ə-tôr′ĭ-kəl, ŏr′-)
Of, relating to, or characteristic of an orator or oratory.

or′a·tor′i·cal·ly adv.
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(ˌɔr əˈtɔr ɪ kəl, ˌɒr əˈtɒr-)

1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an orator or oratory.
2. given to oratory.
or`a•tor′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.oratorical - characteristic of an orator or oratory; "oratorical prose"; "harangued his men in an oratorical way"- Robert Graves
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"
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Of or relating to the art of public speaking:
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[ˌɒrəˈtɒrɪkəl] ADJoratorio, retórico
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[ˌɒrəˈtɒrɪkl] adjoratorio/a
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(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
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References in classic literature ?
It seemed to Philip that he could never say anything without an oratorical flourish.
"Yes, I've done," said Raffles, taking hold of his hat which stood before him on the table, and giving it a sort of oratorical push.
"Undoubtedly, undoubtedly," broke in Mr Verloc in a deep deferential bass of an oratorical quality, so utterly different from the tone in which he had spoken before that his interlocutor remained profoundly surprised.
The colonel was seen to straighten his form and put one hand forth in oratorical fashion.
But still their hearts beat high during Sir Francis M 's address, which certainly was the finest oratorical success that the Royal Geographical Society of London had yet achieved.
When our dignified President thought he had caught my eye, and made oratorical overtures to me from the top of the table, I was lost in the contemplation of silk purses and white fingers weaving them.
There is no telling how long Kit might have stood upon the ladder, addressing his master and mistress by turns, and generally turning towards the wrong person, if Barbara had not at that moment come running up to say that a messenger from the office had brought a note, which, with an expression of some surprise at Kit's oratorical appearance, she put into her master's hand.
Septimus, as an official personage to be addressed, or kind of human peg to hang his oratorical hat on, and fell into the exasperating habit, common among such orators, of impersonating him as a wicked and weak opponent.
Then Slackbridge, who had kept his oratorical arm extended during the going out, as if he were repressing with infinite solicitude and by a wonderful moral power the vehement passions of the multitude, applied himself to raising their spirits.
"Sir," said Villefort, in the squeaky tone assumed by magistrates in their oratorical periods, and of which they cannot, or will not, divest themselves in society, "sir, the signal service which you yesterday rendered to my wife and son has made it a duty for me to offer you my thanks.
His sentences, whether long or short, are always lucid; he knows the full value of a short sentence suddenly snapped out after a prolonged period; and no other writer has ever made such' frequent and striking (though somewhat monotonous) use of deliberate oratorical balance of clauses and strong antithesis, or more illuminating use of vivid resumes.
'A knife and fork and an apartment,' proceeded Mr Sparkler, growing, in comparison with his oratorical antecedents, quite diffuse, 'will ever be at Amy's disposal.