oratorical [ôr΄ə tôr′i kəl, är΄ə tôr′i kəl]
1. of or characteristic of orators or oratory
2. given to oratory

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  • Oratorical — Or a*tor ic*al, a. Of or pertaining to an orator or to oratory; characterized by oratory; rhetorical; becoming to an orator; as, an oratorical triumph; an oratorical essay. {Or a*tor ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oratorical — (adj.) 1610s, from L. oratorius (see ORATORY (Cf. oratory) (n.1)). Related: Oratorical; oratorically …   Etymology dictionary

  • oratorical — index flatulent, inflated (bombastic), nuncupative, orotund Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • oratorical — oratorically, adv. /awr euh tawr i keuhl, or euh tor /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an orator or oratory: His oratorical prowess has led to political success. 2. given to oratory: an oratorical speaker. [1610 20; ORATOR,… …   Universalium

  • oratorical — [[t]ɒ̱rətɒ̱rɪk(ə)l, AM ɔ͟ːrətɔ͟ːr [/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Oratorical means relating to or using oratory. [FORMAL] He reached oratorical heights which left him and some of his players in tears. Syn: rhetorical …   English dictionary

  • oratorical — adjective characteristic of an orator or oratory (Freq. 2) oratorical prose harangued his men in an oratorical way Robert Graves • Similar to: ↑rhetorical • Derivationally related forms: ↑orator, ↑oratory …   Useful english dictionary

  • oratorical — adjective he imitated the oratorical style of Churchill Syn: rhetorical, grandiloquent, magniloquent, high flown, orotund, bombastic, grandiose, pompous, pretentious, overblown, declamatory, turgid, flowery, florid, Ciceronian; informal , silver… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • oratorical — Ⅰ. oratory [1] ► NOUN (pl. oratories) ▪ a small chapel for private worship. Ⅱ. oratory [2] ► NOUN 1) formal public speaking. 2) rhetorical or eloquent language …   English terms dictionary

  • Oratorical Interpretation — (often shortened to Oral Interp, Oratorical Interp, Oratorical, or abbreviated to OI) is an event in American competitive high school forensics. Similar to Original Oratory, Oratorical differs in that the speeches performed must be published… …   Wikipedia

  • oratorical display — index declamation, peroration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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