A former Reagan speechwriter says Obama is like The Great Communicator in his style, oratory, and temperament.
And for good reason: images of the crowd at political conventions can be as important as the oratory.
Coombs closed his oratory with a soaring appeal to conscience.
Now that he has won the presidency, Obama may loosen the reins on his oratory.
And like Reagan, Obama is a Great Communicator, his oratory energizing people for change.
He should have lived in Athens, in the palmy days of Grecian oratory.
His oratory was elaborate and ornate, and he unduly estimated the power of words.
The earliest specimen of oratory is also one of the finest specimens.
The first occasion of his eager inclination to oratory, they say, was this.
He then sate down perfectly satisfied with this his first performance, feeling that he had the germs of oratory within him.
"formal public speaking, the art of eloquence," 1580s, from Latin (ars) oratoria "oratorical (art)," fem. of oratorius "of speaking or pleading, pertaining to an orator," from orare "to speak, pray, plead" (see orator).
"small chapel," c.1300, from Old French oratorie and directly from Late Latin oratorium "place of prayer" (especially the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Rome, where musical services were presented), noun use of an adjective, as in oratorium templum, from neuter of Latin oratorius "of or for praying," from orare "to pray, plead, speak" (see orator).