oration oration  /ɔ ˈreɪ ʃən/


  • (n) an instance of oratory


  1. King's speech that day was a hypnotic oration on the sacred rights and powers of the vote.
  2. Karl von Muller delivered to his crew an oration, elegant yet fiery.


  1. Lower Merion seniors, 'Be Yourself, be genuine' (With Slideshow)

    Three hundred twenty-eight Lower Merion seniors picked up their diplomas Tuesday evening at Hagan Arena of Saint Joseph’s University's campus. Among the speaker was a class oration by Itari Barsade, the Salutatory by Carter Rauch and the Valedictory speech by Jane Urheim who urged the seniors, “Be yourself, be genuine.”
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Main Line Times

  2. Out & About: June 11, 2013

    St. Gabriel School in Windsor recently hosted an oration contest that included students from St. Gabriel School; St. Mary/St. Joseph School, Willimantic; St. Pius X School, Westerly, R.I.; St. John School, Old Saybrook; and St. Michael School, Pawcatuck.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Journal Inquirer


  1. "When I heard about Ricky Ponting delivering the Bradman oration I thought to myself, 'Dear oh dear, oh well, that's the way they do things these days'," Loxton said. "I heard Ponting being interviewed on the wireless one day - it was after...
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Sam Loxton Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. Newly sworn in as President, Lyndon Johnson called for reform, claiming that "no memorial oration or eulogy could more eloquently honor President Kennedy's memory than the earliest passage of the civil rights bill for which he fought so long."
    on Mar 23, 2010 By: Lyndon Johnson Source: TIME

  3. "Perhaps not even Obama himself could have conjured up an oration so powerful on his behalf," Maraniss writes.
    on Aug 28, 2008 By: David Maraniss Source: Slate

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