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[awr-uh-triks, or-]
noun, plural or·a·tri·ces [awr-uh-trahy-seez, or-] /ˌɔr əˈtraɪ siz, ˌɒr-/.
  1. a woman who delivers an oration; a public speaker, especially one of great eloquence.
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Also or·a·tress [awr-uh-tris, or-] /ˈɔr ə trɪs, ˈɒr-/.

Origin of oratrix

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin ōrātrīx, feminine of ōrātor orator; see -trix

Usage note

See -trix.
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