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Definition of "oracular" []

  • Of, relating to, or being an oracle. (adjective)
  • Resembling or characteristic of an oracle: (adjective)
  • Solemnly prophetic. (adjective)
  • Enigmatic; obscure. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to an oracle (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Wise and prophetic (adjective)
  • Mysterious or ambiguous (adjective)

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Use "oracular" in a sentence
  • "Moses, and we find that here two stations are omitted (Nu 33: 1-56). according to the commandment of the Lord, &c. -- not given in oracular response, nor a vision of the night, but indicated by the movement of the cloudy pillar."
  • "In a style that might best be described as oracular doom-collage, Mr. Trow cautioned that if we let it, TV would rob us of every human dignity."
  • "No one, perhaps, who has ever read _Little Dorrit_, whatever else in the novel may slip the memory, fails to recall the oracular utterance of"