Share this entry
oratorical Line breaks: ora¦tor|ic¦al
Pronunciation: /ɒrəˈtɒrɪk(ə)l/

Definition of oratorical in English:


Relating to the art or practice of public speaking: oratorical skills
More example sentences
  • The writing has an oratorical eloquence marked in places by mannerisms probably deriving from oral delivery.
  • Yet the poet is imitating established oratorical traditions in these poems, choosing among formal and generic modes of persuading the powerful, praising the virtuous, and chastising the wicked.
  • In 1956 King began an oratorical marathon that lasted over twelve years, attacking segregation in approximately two thousand speeches and sermons as he hopscotched the nation.


Pronunciation: /ˌɒrəˈtɒrɪkli/
Example sentences
  • In Berlin he meets Sasha, a brilliant, charismatic, oratorically gifted, powerfully heterosexual ideologue who becomes his friend.
  • Anton Sching, with a rumbling bass voice and a mustache that swept his breast, got up and roared oratorically in German about the wickedness and oppression practiced on all saloonkeepers by the odious growlerworkers.

Words that rhyme with oratorical

ahistorical, allegorical, categorical, historical, metaphorical, phantasmagorical, rhetorical
Definition of oratorical in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Related Words