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Definition of oratorio noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

oratorio

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌɔrəˈtɔrioʊ//
 
, NAmE//ˌɑrəˈtɔrioʊ//
 
(pl. oratorios)
 
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a long piece of music for singers and an orchestra, usually based on a story from the Bible compare cantata
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: oratorio