[ UK /ˈɒɹətəɹˌi/ ]
[ US /ˈɔɹəˌtɔɹi/ ]
  1. addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous)
    he loved the sound of his own oratory
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How To Use oratory In A Sentence

  • The services of the laboratory are offered gratuitously to any scientist or graduate student engaged in research which makes a significant contribution to progress in the fields of science.
  • But while he speaks of war-time heroes and exploratory pioneers, he forgets about another interesting lifetime.
  • There is actually a dishonesty, really, about that slogan that says to keep it in the laboratory and it will be OK.
  • Mr. Robert Jackson (Wantage) (Labour): Will my right honourable friend accept an invitation to visit the Rutherford Appleton laboratory in my constituency to see the new Diamond synchrotron, which is nearing completion there? PRIME SINISTER'S QUESTIONS
  • A celebrated public speaker, he established the tradition of commemorative oratory in the United States.
  • Getting governments to recognise the importance of an AIDS vaccine is as critical as getting the science right in the laboratory.
  • A reaction induced on the laboratory bench may, like yeast in inert dough, leaven the whole of mankind, lightening and lifting it to heights undreamed of by its ancestors. The Contribution of Creative Chemistry to the Humanities
  • Laboratory analysis is done on samples that are 100 ppb and below using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The Scientist
  • It's a paradox of modern politics: to "act" is to be phony, but because of the demands and limitations of big-room oratory, if you don't act the text you'll look wooden and-phony. Behind Enemy Lines
  • Manned Orbiting Laboratory gloves with sharkskin palms and sewn-in steel fingernails, so nimble that an astronaut could pick up a dime while wearing them, even when they were pressurized; long johns laced with plastic pipes, to water-cool the wearer; and box after box of headgear, including Armstrong's gold-visored external helmet, once thought to have been left on the moon. The Seattle Times
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