Associations to the word «Oratory»


ORATORY, noun. (uncountable) The art of public speaking, especially in a formal, expressive, or forceful manner.
ORATORY, noun. (uncountable) Eloquence; the quality of artistry and persuasiveness in speech or writing.
ORATORY, noun. (countable) A private chapel.
ORATORY, noun. (countable) A large Roman Catholic church.

Dictionary definition

ORATORY, noun. Addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous); "he loved the sound of his own oratory".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.