Definitions for orationɔˈreɪ ʃən, oʊˈreɪ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ra•tion*ɔˈreɪ ʃən, oʊˈreɪ-(n.)

  1. a formal public speech, esp. for a special occasion.

* Syn: See speech.

Origin of oration:

1325–75; ME oracion < L ōrātiō speech, prayer, der. of ōrāre to plead, der. of ōr-, s. of ōs mouth

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.

Translations for oration

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a formal, public speech, especially in fine, beautiful language

a funeral oration.

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