Oratorio Definition

ôrə-tôrē-ō, ŏr-
oratorios
noun
oratorios
A long, dramatic musical composition, usually on a religious theme, consisting of arias, recitatives, choruses, etc. sung to orchestral accompaniment but without stage action, scenery, or costumes.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
cantata

Other Word Forms of Oratorio

Noun

Singular:
oratorio
Plural:
oratorios

Origin of Oratorio

  • Italian after Oratorio , the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri at Rome, where famous musical services were held in the 16th century

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

  • From Italian oratorio (“oratorical").

    From Wiktionary

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