discourse, declamation, language, elocution, words, address, disquisition, speech, utterance, rhetoric, speaking, oration, talk, dissertation, harangue, sermon.
When, if ever, is oratory
As we did so we hearn the voice of oratory
comin' from the other side, where some Esquimeaux seemed to be gathered with open mouths and wonderin' linements.
This did not prevent him from yielding to the persuasion of one of his companions to run off to Beaune, where the two proposed to study music under the Fathers of Oratory.