Oracular 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Resembling an oracle in some way, as in solemnity, wisdom, authority, obscurity, ambiguity, dogmatism. [1913 Webster]

They have something venerable and oracular in that unadorned gravity and shortness in the expression. --Pope. [1913 Webster] -- {O*rac"u*lar*ly}, adv. -- {O*rac"u*lar*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • oracularness — orac·u·lar·ness …   English syllables

  • oracularness — noun see oracular * * * oracularity / larˈi ti/, oracˈularness or oracˈulousness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑oracle …   Useful english dictionary

  • oracular — oracularly, adv. oracularity /aw rak yeuh lar i tee, oh rak /, oracularness, n. /aw rak yeuh leuhr, oh rak /, adj. 1. of the nature of, resembling, or suggesting an oracle: an oracular response. 2. giving forth utterances or decisions as if by… …   Universalium

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