Synonyms for orator

Grammar : Noun
Spell : awr-uh-ter, or-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɔr ə tər, ˈɒr-

Définition of orator

Origin :
  • late 14c., "one who pleads or argues for a cause," from Anglo-French oratour (Modern French orateur), from Latin orator "speaker," from orare "to speak, speak before a court or assembly, pray, plead," from PIE root *or- "to pronounce a ritual formula" (cf. Sanskrit aryanti "they praise," Homeric Greek are, Attic ara "prayer," Hittite ariya- "to ask the oracle," aruwai- "to revere, worship"). Meaning "public speaker" is attested from early 15c.
  • noun speaker
Example sentences :
  • The orator of Guayana to be impressive must be long, however little he may have to say.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • I wager that for this you would think me too an orator of a hundred parts.
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore
  • With that he was poet, troubadour, orator, as well as very eccentric and attractive.
  • Extract from : « Initiation into Philosophy » by Emile Faguet
  • As an orator too, his first appearance in the House of Commons was a failure.
  • Extract from : « Self-Help » by Samuel Smiles
  • Madden was about to answer that he didn't know, when the orator went on.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • Charles Bonaparte, Prince of Canino, was prominent as an orator.
  • Extract from : « The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851 » by Various
  • I'm no orator, mates, it's the flesh and blood in me that's speakin', it's the heart o' me.
  • Extract from : « Strife (First Series Plays) » by John Galsworthy
  • Daniel Webster, the celebrated American statesman, jurist, and orator.
  • Extract from : « Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia » by Various
  • Such an orator as he is who is possessed of them, you and I would fain become.
  • Extract from : « Phaedrus » by Plato
  • "The genuine Irish orator's mouth," thought Mrs. Carriswood.
  • Extract from : « Stories of a Western Town » by Octave Thanet

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