Definition of oratorical in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɒrəˈtɒrɪk(ə)l/


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

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Line breaks: ora¦tor|ic¦al

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