oratory definition

  • noun:
    • the skill of speaking in public.
    • Eloquence or ability in creating speeches towards general public.
    • presenting and public speaking marked by the use of overblown rhetoric.
    • A place for prayer, such as for example a small personal chapel.
    • A Roman Catholic religious culture founded in 1575 by Saint Philip Neri and consisting of secular priests.
    • A branch or church with this society.
    • the skill of public speaking, especially in an official, expressive, or powerful manner.
    • Eloquence; the standard of artistry and persuasiveness in address or writing.
    • A private chapel.
    • A large Roman Catholic chapel.
    • a spot of orisons, or prayer; especially, a chapel or tiny room set apart for exclusive devotions.
    • The art of an orator; the skill of speaking in public in an eloquent or efficient way; the exercise of rhetorical skill in oral discourse; eloquence.
    • the skill of an orator; the skill of speaking really, or of speaking based on the guidelines of rhetoric, in order to kindly or sway; the skill of presenting and public speaking. The 3 principal limbs with this art are deliberative, epidictic, and judicial oratory. See epidictic.
    • Workout of eloquence; eloquent language; eloquence: since, all his oratory had been invested in vain.
    • Prayer; supplication; the act of beseeching or petitioning.
    • Pl. oratories (-riz). A place for prayer or worship.
    • dealing with a gathering formally (usually a lengthy and rhetorical address and often pompous)
  • others:
    • Oratoric: since, an oratory style.

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