orator

A person giving a speech is called an orator, like the gifted orator who raised excellent points, making everyone in the audience want to join his revolution.

The noun orator traces back to the Latin word orare, meaning to “speak before a court or assembly, plead.” Orator is really just a formal way of saying “speaker.” Technically, you can use it to describe anyone who is giving a speech, whether it’s a speaker at the United Nations or a classmate giving a short presentation. However, orator often implies that the speaker is particularly gifted.

Definitions of orator
  1. noun
    a person who delivers a speech or oration
    synonyms: public speaker, rhetorician, speechifier, speechmaker
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    Edmund Burke
    British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)
    Demosthenes
    Athenian statesman and orator (circa 385-322 BC)
    Patrick Henry
    a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799)
    Isocrates
    Athenian rhetorician and orator (436-338 BC)
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    eulogist, panegyrist
    an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
    elocutionist
    a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery
    haranguer
    a public speaker who delivers a loud or forceful or angry speech
    spellbinder
    an orator who can hold his listeners spellbound
    tub-thumper
    a noisy and vigorous or ranting public speaker
    type of:
    speaker, talker, utterer, verbaliser, verbalizer
    someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
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