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Noun: oratory  'ó-ru,tor-ee [N. Amer], ó-ri-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. Addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous)
    "he loved the sound of his own oratory"

Derived forms: oratories

Type of: address, speech

Encyclopedia: Oratory, French Congregation of the