oration definition

  • noun:
    • A formal address, particularly one provided on a ceremonial occasion.
    • A speech delivered in a high-flown or pompous fashion.
    • an official ceremonial message
    • a more sophisticated discourse, delivered in public places, dealing with an important topic in an official and dignified fashion; particularly, a discourse having reference to some kind of special event, as a funeral, an anniversary, a celebration, and/or love; -- distinguished from a disagreement in court, a popular harangue, a sermon, a lecture, etc..
    • A formal speech or discourse; an eloquent or weighty address.
    • A prayer; supplication; petition.
    • Noise; uproar.
    • an instance of oratory
  • verb:
    • to provide an oration; to speak.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to produce an oration.
  • others:
    • In order to make an address; deliver a speech.

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