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Meaning of oration

o•ra•tion

Pronunciation: (ô-rā'shun, ō-rā'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a formal public speech, esp. one delivered on a special occasion, as on an anniversary, at a funeral, or at academic exercises.
  2. a public speech characterized by a studied or elevated style, diction, or delivery.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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