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.
n a person who delivers a speech or oration
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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)
Athenian statesman and orator (circa 385-322 BC)
a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799)
Athenian rhetorician and orator (436-338 BC)
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an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery
a public speaker who delivers a loud or forceful or angry speech
an orator who can hold his listeners spellbound
a noisy and vigorous or ranting public speaker