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Definition of oratory noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , 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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