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What does "oration" mean? A speech or statement, perhaps?

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Rebecca

Yes, that's right! An oration is a formal speech given during a very important ceremony or event. For example, speeches given by Presidents like the ones given by former President Barack Obama. The noun form is "orator". Ex: President Obama was known for his touching, rousing oration. Ex: Trump was known for being a weak orator.

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