Definition of oratory noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    oratory

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈɔrəˌtɔri//
     
    , NAmE//ˈɑrəˌtɔri//
     
    (pl. oratories)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] the skill of making powerful and effective speeches in public synonym rhetoric The crowd was held spellbound by her oratory.
  2. 2[countable] a room or small building that is used for private prayer or worship
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