oratrix

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. oratorical,
  2. oratorio,
  3. oratory,
  4. oratress,
  5. oratrices,
  6. orb,
  7. orb weaver,
  8. orbicular,
  9. orbicular muscle of eye,
  10. orbicular muscle of mouth

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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