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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒɹət(ə)ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɔ.ɹə.tɔ.ɹi/
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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin ōrātōria, from the feminine of ōrātōrius (oratorial).

NounEdit

oratory (uncountable)

  1. The art of public speaking, especially in a formal, expressive, or forceful manner.
  2. Eloquence; the quality of artistry and persuasiveness in speech or writing.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Anglo-Norman oratorie, Middle French oratoire, and their source, Late Latin ōrātōrium.

 
London Oratory (2).

NounEdit

oratory (plural oratories)

  1. (countable) A private chapel.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      Do not omit thy prayers for want of a good oratory, or place to pray in.
  2. (countable) A large Roman Catholic church.
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