noun, plural or·a·to·ri·os.
Origin of oratorio
Examples from the Web for oratorio
Thenceforward he devoted himself to oratorio, in which he made his name famous for all time.The Standard Oratorios|George P. Upton
Of course they were both singers, giving recitals together, like the Henschels, and appearing in concert and oratorio.Vocal Mastery|Harriette Brower
He then went to London and prepared himself for oratorio under Randegger.Sixty Years of California Song|Margaret Blake-Alverson
The Christus oratorio was given at the first concert of the festival at Heidelberg.Musical Memories|Camille Saint-Sans
Home should be an oratorio of the memory, singing to all our after life melodies and harmonies of old-remembered joy.
British Dictionary definitions for oratorio
noun plural -rios
Word Origin for oratorio
Culture definitions for oratorio
A musical composition for voices and orchestra, telling a religious story.