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oratorynoun [U]

uk   /ˈɒr.ə.tər.i/  us   /ˈɔːr.ə.tɔːr-/ formal
skilful and ​effectivepublicspeaking: The ​primeminister has a ​reputation for ​powerful oratory.
oratorical
adjective uk   /ˌɒr.əˈtɒr.ɪ.kəl/  us   /ˌɔːr.əˈtɔːr-/
oratorical ​skill
(Definition of oratory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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oratorynoun [U]

 us   /ˈɔr·əˌtɔr·i, ˈɑr-, -ˌtoʊr·i/
the ​activity of giving ​skillful and ​effectivespeeches in ​public
orator
noun [C]  us   /ˈɔr·ət̬·ər, ˈɑr-/
Daniel Webster was ​famous as an orator.
(Definition of oratory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “oratory”
in Chinese (Simplified) 演讲才能, 雄辩…
in Turkish hatiplik, belagat…
in Russian красноречие, ораторское искусство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 演講才能, 雄辯…
in Polish krasomówstwo…
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