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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Oracular

ORAC'ULAR,

ORAC'ULARLY,

ORAC'ULOUS, adjective

1. Uttering oracles; as an oracular tongue.

The oraculous seer.

2. Grace; venerable; like an oracle; as an oracular shade.

They have something venerable and oracular in that unadorned gravity and shortness in the expression.

3. Positive; authoritative; magisterial; as oraculous expressions of sentiments.

4. Obscure; ambiguous, like the oracles of pagan deities.