To speak formally; to give a speech.
A formal, often ceremonial speech.
‘a funeral oration; an impassioned oration; to make / deliver / pronounce an oration’;
To speak passionately; to preach for or against something.
(jocular) A lengthy speech or argument in a private setting.
Competent in oracy; having good speaking skills.
(Catholicism) A specific form of short, solemn prayer said by the president of the liturgical celebration on behalf of the people.
To deliver an oration; to speak.
An elaborate discourse, delivered in public, treating an important subject in a formal and dignified manner; especially, a discourse having reference to some special occasion, as a funeral, an anniversary, a celebration, or the like; - distinguished from an argument in court, a popular harangue, a sermon, a lecture, etc.; as, Webster's oration at Bunker Hill.
‘The lord archbishop . . . made a long oration.’;
To deliver an oration.
an instance of oratory;
‘he delivered an oration on the decline of family values’;
a formal speech, especially one given on a ceremonial occasion
‘Pericles' famous funeral oration’;
the style or manner in which an oration is given
‘there is nothing quite like his messianic oration’;