An example of an oration is the best man at a wedding ceremony giving a speech about the couple.
Origin of orationMiddle English oracion from Classical Latin oratio from orare, to speak from Indo-European base an unverified form ?r-, to speak, call from source Classical Greek ara, prayer
- A formal speech, especially one given on a ceremonial occasion.
- A speech delivered in a high-flown or pompous manner.
Origin of orationMiddle English oracion prayer from Late Latin ōrātiō ōrātiōn- from Latin discourse from ōrātus past participle of ōrāre to speak
(third-person singular simple present orations, present participle orationing, simple past and past participle orationed)
- To deliver an oration; to speak.