Translation of oratory in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈɔːrətɔːri; ˈɒrətəri/

n (plural -ries)

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (rhetoric, formal speech) oratoria (feminine)
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    • Crowds delighted in speeches filled with double talk ridiculing the pompous, bombastic oratory that characterized familiar memorial rituals.
    • Although identified as a fierce partisan, he received high marks from members of both political parties for his hard work, reasonableness, and eloquent oratory.
    • Each of these bands was headed by both a war leader and a civil leader, the former chosen because of his reputation as a warrior, and the later chosen because of his eloquent oratory.
  • 2 countable/numerable (building) oratorio (masculine)
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    • At the same time, the Filippine Order was spreading its wings, and oratories were set up in many cities in Roman Catholic countries.
    • The oratories tended to have permanent officers under the direction of the rector of the local baptismal church.
    • There are the remains of a number of oratories and some stone monuments that may be pre-Christian.

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