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orator

Line breaks: ora¦tor
Pronunciation: /ˈɒrətə
 
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Definition of orator in English:

noun

1A public speaker, especially one who is eloquent or skilled: a theatrically effective orator
More example sentences
  • Lecturing to the packed Images Theatre and in a subsequent on-stage interview with the Peak, he showed himself to be a skilled orator as he challenged prevailing ideology.
  • In the years since, Atlas has carved a name for himself as one of the most eloquent orators on the sport.
  • They were skilled orators, inspired and inspiring interpreters of scripture, and miracle workers.
Synonyms
speaker, public speaker, speech-maker, lecturer, declaimer, rhetorician
informal spieler
historical demagogue, rhetor
1.1 (also public orator) An official speaking for a university on ceremonial occasions.
Example sentences
  • It was, in the felicitous words of Oxford University's orator, that in his years at the Navy Office he had ‘encompassed Britain with wooden walls’.
  • Her life achievements were outlined by the university's public orator, Professor Vivian de Klerk.
  • Ascham himself taught Latin, Greek, and logic, being also university public orator, and, though seemingly always subject to health and money difficulties, sought wider responsibilities.

Origin

late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French oratour, from Latin orator 'speaker, pleader'.

Derivatives

oratorial

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • It is true - his oratorial skills are only matched by his prowess as an actor!
  • These elections will be a signal of whether he can match oratorial style with ballot box substance.
  • Mopping up the attention, he adopted his most oratorial voice to declare that people must hold the Government and the EU accountable by voting No.

Words that rhyme with orator

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