an elaborate discourse (seediscourse 3) delivered in a formal and dignified
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This famous speech was given by the Athenian leader Pericles after the first battles of the Peloponnesian war. Funerals after such battles were public rituals and ...
A formal speech, especially one given on a ceremonial occasion. 2. A speech delivered in a high-flown or pompous manner.
Great orators can start revolutions, stir up emotions, and spur people to action.