oration

[n] - an instance of oratory
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Oration

O·ra'tion noun [ Latin oratio , from orare to speak, utter, pray. See Oral , Orison .] 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...
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Oration

O·ra'tion intransitive verb To deliver an oration. Donne.
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oration

noun an instance of oratory; `he delivered an oration on the decline of family values`
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Oration

• (n.) 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...
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oration

oration 1. A speech, lecture, or other instance of formal or ceremonial public speaking. 2. A speech that is considered pompous, boring, or inappropriately long. 3. An academic speech that is designed to show the speaker's rhetorical skills, especially a speech given as an exercise in public speaking, often in a public speaking contest.
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