Oration meaning

ô-rāshən, ō-rā-
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A formal public speech, esp. one given at a ceremony.
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A speech delivered in a high-flown or pompous manner.
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The definition of an oration is a formal speech given at a ceremony.

An example of an oration is the best man at a wedding ceremony giving a speech about the couple.

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A formal speech, especially one given on a ceremonial occasion.
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To deliver an oration; to speak.

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Origin of oration

  • Middle English oracion prayer from Late Latin ōrātiō ōrātiōn- from Latin discourse from ōrātus past participle of ōrāre to speak

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin ōrātiō, from ōrō (“I orate") + -ātiō (“action (nominalizer)"). Cognate with orison.

    From Wiktionary