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oratorical

[awr-uh-tawr-i-kuh l, or-uh-tor-] /ˌɔr əˈtɔr ɪ kəl, ˌɒr əˈtɒr-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of an orator or oratory:
His oratorical prowess has led to political success.
2.
given to oratory:
an oratorical speaker.
Origin of oratorical
1610-1620
1610-20; orator, orator(y)1 + -ical
Related forms
oratorically, adverb
semioratorical, adjective
semioratorically, adverb
superoratorical, adjective
superoratorically, adverb
unoratorical, adjective
unoratorically, adverb
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adj.

1580s, from orator or oratory + -ical, or else from Latin oratorius (see oratory (n.1)). Related: Oratorical; oratorically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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