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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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