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."

Usage Examples:

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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