V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. a professional or experienced public speaker; 2. a speaker of an oration; 3. a gifted and persuasive speaker
Synonyms: speaker, rhetorician, lecturer
Tips: Orator, as well as its related noun oration, comes from the Latin verb oro, meaning "I speak." A speech given by an orator is known as an oration. Use orator and oration as more sophisticated way of saying "speaker" and "speech."
In our office, Debbie is most skilled as an orator--her presentations are always stellar. (speaker, lecturer)
All students should learn to be good orators because many jobs demand public speaking. (speakers, rhetors)
Dave composed and presented a smart and moving oration that appealed to his audience. (speech)
Jack wasn't known as the best orator, but he surprised us by delivering a thoughtful and moving lecture. (speaker, lecturer)
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