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

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley