American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A formal speech, especially one given on a ceremonial occasion.
- n. A speech delivered in a high-flown or pompous manner.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A formal speech or discourse; an eloquent or weighty address. The word is now applied chiefly to discourses pronounced on special occasions, as a funeral oration, an oration on some anniversary, etc., and to academic declamations.
- n. A prayer; supplication; petition.
- n. Noise; uproar.
- To make an address; deliver a speech.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An elaborate discourse, delivered in public, treating an important subject in a formal and dignified manner; especially, a discourse having reference to some special occasion, as a funeral, an anniversary, a celebration, or the like; -- distinguished from an argument in court, a popular harangue, a sermon, a lecture, etc..
- v. To deliver an oration.
- n. an instance of oratory
- Latin ōrātiō, from ōrō ("I orate") + -ātiō ("action (nominalizer)"). Cognate with orison. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English oracion, prayer, from Late Latin ōrātiō, ōrātiōn-, from Latin, discourse, from ōrātus, past participle of ōrāre, to speak. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“If an oration is too long, "it should be divided and each single part should be excellently shaped and put in a certain place in right order, that is, so that one thought may follow another without interruption or disturbance.”
“Complete text of the three hour long mutual admiration oration is available at the Mitchieville pay site.”
“When Bill Clinton was going through the throes of impeachment, we heard a lot of oration from the Right about his lack of "moral leadership" and how he was "letting us down" through his human failings.”
“But the main oration perfectly enshrines much of the sentimental self-image of England as something miniature and vulnerable, albeit stern and defiant.”
“And I was in the middle of a great oration from a sort of stage, with a lot of maps behind me, when someone rushed in and said, "You are wanted urgently on the telephone.”
“Captain Von Papen also delivered an oration from the dock about the Providence Journal.”
“These words inspired Rich Lowry, Ann Coulter and Powerline to dub the oration "the throw grandma under the bus" speech.”
“The oration was a very elegant performance, but not without much Art -- a few Strokes which to me injure the performance.”
“The great Fléchier was charged with pronouncing her funeral oration, which is regarded as one of the masterpieces of eloquence of French pulpit oratory.”
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