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.