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