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Definition of "oratorical" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of an orator or oratory. (adjective)
  • The art of public speaking (noun)

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.

  • Rhetorical skill or style (noun)

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Use "oratorical" in a sentence
  • "I became interested in words I suppose mainly in high school, because in those days people had what they called oratorical contests."
  • "[a] The ancient critics made a wide distinction, between a mere facility of speech, and what they called the oratorical faculty."
  • "1Co 2: 1-4, 13; 2Co 10: 10, 11, shows his words were not without weight, though his "speech" was deficient in oratorical artifice."