oratory
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɒɹət(ə)ɹi/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɔ.ɹə.tɔ.ɹi/
Noun

oratory (plural oratories)

  1. A private chapel or prayer room. [from 14th c.]
    • 1764, Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto, II:
      I will retire to my oratory, and pray to the blessed Virgin to inspire you with her holy counsels […].
  2. A large Roman Catholic church.
Translations Translations Noun

oratory (uncountable)

  1. The art of public speaking, especially in a formal, expressive, or forceful manner. [from 16th c.]
  2. Eloquence; the quality of artistry and persuasiveness in speech or writing.
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