oratorical oratorical  /ˌɔ rə ˈtɔ rə kəl/


  • (adj) characteristic of an orator or oratory


  1. He is a lovely speaker, yet his tone is more conversational than oratorical.
  2. With his captivating oratorical skills, however, the younger man would go on to outshine his mentor.
  3. To be an oratorical superstar does not make him a savior.


  1. Optimist Clubs of Racine announces winners of Oratorical Zone Contest

    RACINE — The three Optimist Clubs of Racine announced the winners of the annual Optimist International Oratorical Zone Contest on April 8. This year’s topic was “Why My Voice is Important.” This contest is designed to promote confidence in public speaking and is open to all children up to the age of 16 prior to or on Jan. 1 of the current school year.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Journal Times

  2. Natick High Speech Team succeeds in national competition

    Patrick Conaway, a sophomore at Natick High School, won a national title in oratorical declamation at the National Catholic Forensic League event becoming, according to the school, its first national champion in 11 years.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The MetroWest Daily News

  3. Education Newsmakers: 06/08/2013

    The Traverse City Optimist Club recently hosted its annual oratorical contest. The winners go on to compete in the Regional Contest. Each student was given four minutes to speak on the topic, “Why My Voice Is Important.”
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Grand Traverse Herald


  1. ...magazine's Mark Halperin and New York magazine's John Heilemann wrote in their book "Game Change" that in private conversation in 2008, Reid said he "was wowed by Obama's oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace...
    on Jan 11, 2010 By: Harry Reid Source: Plain Dealer

  2. "He is in his full oratorical, emotional best, pleading to them. 'It's not right. It's unconstitutional. Wait - don't rush this through,'" Donohue said in a reenactment of Byrd's protests. "I beg people out there. You have the right to be...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Phil Donahue Source: WTRF

  3. "I want someone with the fund-raising ability of Bill Gates, with the oratorical ability of Martin Luther King and the managerial ability of someone who's managed big, big things successfully and done well," said Bond, who has repeatedly...
    on Feb 19, 2005 By: Julian Bond Source: USA Today

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