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Definition of Orator

Orator

  1. A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially, one distinguished for his skill and power as a public speaker; one who is eloquent.
  2. In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner.
  3. A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery.
  4. An officer who is the voice of the university upon all public occasions, who writes, reads, and records all letters of a public nature, presents, with an appropriate address, those persons on whom honorary degrees are to be conferred, and performs other like duties; -- called also public orator.

Orator Quotations

Christopher Hitchens was a great warrior, a magnificent orator, a pugilist and a gentleman. He was kind, but he took no prisoners when arguing with idiots.
Richard Dawkins

The cello is a hero because of its register - its tenor voice. It is a masculine instrument, whereas the violin is feminine because of its soprano pitch. When the cello enters in the Dvorak Concerto, it is like a great orator.
Mstislav Rostropovich

It is true the orator may make a myriad replica of his own passion out of those who listen to him. But that does not prove he is right or they are not fools.
George William Russell

It really is true that an orator is simply a good man who speaks well.
George McGovern

An orator without judgment is a horse without a bridle.
Theophrastus
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Orator Translations

orator in Dutch is redenaar
orator in German is Redner
orator in Italian is oratore
orator in Latin is orator
orator in Spanish is orador
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