Oration

Definition of Oration

O`ra´tion
n.1.An elaborate discourse, delivered in public, treating an important subject in a formal and dignified manner; especially, a discourse having reference to some special occasion, as a funeral, an anniversary, a celebration, or the like; - distinguished from an argument in court, a popular harangue, a sermon, a lecture, etc.; as, Webster's oration at Bunker Hill.
The lord archbishop . . . made a long oration.
- Bacon.
v. i.1.To deliver an oration.

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after-dinner speech, allocution, chalk talk, debate, declamation, declaration, diatribe, eulogy, exhortation, filibuster, forensic, forensic address, formal speech, funeral oration, harangue, homily, hortatory address, inaugural, inaugural address, invective, jeremiad, monologue, panegyric, pep talk, peroration, philippic, pitch, prepared speech, prepared text, public speech, reading, recitation, sales talk, salutatory, salutatory address, say, screed, set speech, speechification, speeching, spiel, talk, talkathon, tirade, valediction, valedictory, valedictory address
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