Definitions of oratorical

  1. Of or pertaining to an orator or to oratory; characterized by oratory; rhetorical; becoming to an orator; as, an oratorical triumph; an oratorical essay. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Pertaining to oratory: becoming an orator. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Pert. to oratory; becoming an orator. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for oratorical

  1. One of his biographers says,-" His oratorical training was as severe as any Greek ever underwent." – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  2. The actors were no longer dependent upon the " float," as the footlights were called; they did not need to advance out on the apron to let the spectators follow the changing expression of their faces, and in time the apron was cut back to the line of the proscenium, and the curtain rose and fell in a picture- frame which cut the actors off from their proximity to the audience- a proximity forever tempting the dramatic poet to the purely oratorical effects proper enough on a platform. – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews