[ awr-uh-tawr-i-kuh l, or-uh-tor- ]
/ ˌɔr əˈtɔr ɪ kəl, ˌɒr əˈtɒr- /


of, relating to, or characteristic of an orator or oratory: His oratorical prowess has led to political success.
given to oratory: an oratorical speaker.

Origin of oratorical

First recorded in 1610–20; orator, orator(y)1 + -ical
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Word Origin and History for oratorically



1580s, from orator or oratory + -ical, or else from Latin oratorius (see oratory (n.1)). Related: Oratorical; oratorically.

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