Oration Definition

ô-rāshən, ō-rā-
orations
noun
A formal public speech, esp. one given at a ceremony.
Webster's New World
A speech delivered in a high-flown or pompous manner.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
printwriting
verb
To deliver an oration; to speak.
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Other Word Forms of Oration

Noun

Singular:
oration
Plural:
orations

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

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