- 1A public speaker, especially one who is eloquent or skilled: a theatrically effective oratorMore 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.
- 1.1 (also public orator) An official speaking for a university on ceremonial occasions.More 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.
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- 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.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French oratour, from Latin orator 'speaker, pleader'.