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Meaning of ORACULAR

Pronunciation:  ow'rakyulur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought; "the oracular sayings of Victorian poets"; "so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it"; "an enigmatic smile"
  2. [adj]  obscurely prophetic; "Delphic pronouncements"; "an oracular message"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to an oracle; "able by oracular means to expose a witch"

ORACULAR is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: ambiguous, Delphic, enigmatic, prophetic, prophetical



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O*rac"u*lar\, a. [L. oracularius. See {Oracle}.]
1. Of or pertaining to an oracle; uttering oracles;
   forecasting the future; as, an oracular tongue.

2. Resembling an oracle in some way, as in solemnity, wisdom,
   authority, obscurity, ambiguity, dogmatism.

         They have something venerable and oracular in that
         unadorned gravity and shortness in the expression.
   -- {O*rac"u*lar*ly}, adv. -- {O*rac"u*lar*ness}, n.

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