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Relating to the art or practice of public speaking.‘oratorical skills’
rhetorical, grandiloquent, magniloquent, high-flown, high-sounding, sonorous, lofty, orotund, bombastic, grandiose, pompous, pretentious, overblown, overripe, turgid, extravagant, flowery, florid, declamatory, ciceronianhighfalutinepideictic, fustian, euphuistic, aureate, demosthenic, demostheneanView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘I found him at first too oratorical and flowery.’
- ‘Yet despite the seductions of his oratorical style, he frets about losing his audience.’
- ‘Yet the poet is imitating established oratorical traditions in these poems, choosing among formal and generic modes of persuading the powerful, praising the virtuous, and chastising the wicked.’
- ‘The writing has an oratorical eloquence marked in places by mannerisms probably deriving from oral delivery.’
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