What does oration mean?

Definitions for orationɔˈreɪ ʃən, oʊˈreɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oration(noun)

    an instance of oratory

    "he delivered an oration on the decline of family values"


  1. oration(Noun)

    a formal ceremonial speech

  2. Origin: oratio. Cognate with orison.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oration

    ō-rā′shun, n. a public speech of a formal character: an eloquent speech.—n. Oratiun′cle, a brief speech. [Fr.,—L. oratioorāre, to pray.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oration in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jesse Louis Jackson:

    From seeds of his body blossomed the flower that liberated a people and touched the soul of a nation. (Funeral oration for Martin Luther King, Sr.)

  2. Anuj Somany:

    If a person listens routinely to the sermon but doesn’t show the commensurate good change in own daily action, then the fact is s/he is actually not hearing anything of the spiritual master’s oration.

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