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 &omacron;r&amacron;ti&omacron;, &omacron;r&amacron;ti&omacron;n-, from Latin, discourse, from &omacron;r&amacron;tus, past participle of &omacron;r&amacron;re, to speak.
(third-person singular simple present orations, present participle orationing, simple past and past participle orationed)
- To deliver an oration; to speak.