[ US /ˌɔɹəˈtɔɹəkəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ˌɒɹətˈɒɹɪkə‍l/ ]
  1. characteristic of an orator or oratory
    oratorical prose
    harangued his men in an oratorical way
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How To Use oratorical In A Sentence

  • Then I did meekly remind her of her flirtatious preferences for the young beef-witted London chaps, and her incertitude and disdainful capriciousness towards myself, who was not a beetlehead or an obtuse, but a cultivated native gentleman with high-class university degree, and an oratorical flow of language which was infallibly to land me upon the pinnacle of some tip-top judicial preferment in the Calcutta High Court of Justice. Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.
  • He described an initial, short-lasting episode of motor symptoms characterized by immobility, posturing, and waxy flexibility that ended in a hyperkinetic state; a second stage of melancholia often with stupor; a third stage of “exaltation and rapid and pressured speech” “a certain pathos-filled ‘ecstasy’ this entrains a compulsion to talk in oratorical style”; and, finally, after recurrent exacerbations and remissions of states of passivity and exaltation, an end stage of dementia. The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry
  • The award for the oratorical contest was made by a jury of nine professors.
  • Will you judge the oratorical contest next week?
  • In 1956 King began an oratorical marathon that lasted over twelve years, attacking segregation in approximately two thousand speeches and sermons as he hopscotched the nation.
  • The arbitration award for the oratorical contest was made by a jury of nine professors.
  • She retained her oratorical bounce when there was so much more to do.
  • It is racist, because no one uses the word articulate to describe white speakers with exceptional oratorical skills. BREAKING: Biden Unloads On Clinton, Obama, Edwards
  • The best paragraphist in the English language for the essay is Macaulay, the best model to follow for the oratorical style is Edmund Burke and for description and narration probably the greatest master of paragraph is the American Goldsmith, Washington Irving. How to Speak and Write Correctly
  • This is how it should be, for its subject could also be reasonably designated a light confection, albeit of quite exceptionally distinctive intelligence, oratorical power and studied chivalric gallantry.
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