Meaning of “oratory” in the English Dictionary

"oratory" in British English

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oratorynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɒr.ə.tər.i/ us /ˈɔːr.ə.tɔːr.i/ formal
oratorical
adjective uk /ˌɒr.əˈtɒr.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˌɔːr.əˈtɔːr.ɪ.kəl/

oratorical skill

(Definition of “oratory” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"oratory" in American English

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oratorynoun [ U ]

us /ˈɔr·əˌtɔr·i, ˈɑr-, -ˌtoʊr·i/

the activity of giving skillful and effective speeches 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)