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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [aw-rak-yuh-ler, oh-rak-]
    • /ɔˈræk yə lər, oʊˈræk-/
    • /ɒrˈæk.jʊ.lər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [aw-rak-yuh-ler, oh-rak-]
    • /ɔˈræk yə lər, oʊˈræk-/

Definitions of oracular word

  • adjective oracular of the nature of, resembling, or suggesting an oracle: an oracular response. 1
  • adjective oracular giving forth utterances or decisions as if by special inspiration or authority. 1
  • adjective oracular uttered or delivered as if divinely inspired or infallible; sententious. 1
  • adjective oracular ambiguous; obscure. 1
  • adjective oracular portentous; ominous. 1
  • noun oracular Of or relating to an oracle. 1

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Origin of oracular

First appearance:

before 1625
One of the 42% oldest English words
1625-35; < Latin ōrācul(um) oracle + -ar1

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Parts of speech for Oracular


oracular popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for oracular

adjective oracular

  • prophetic — of or relating to a prophet: prophetic inspiration.
  • delphian — a native or inhabitant of Delphi.
  • ambiguous — If you describe something as ambiguous, you mean that it is unclear or confusing because it can be understood in more than one way.
  • anticipating — to realize beforehand; foretaste or foresee: to anticipate pleasure.
  • apocalyptic — Apocalyptic means relating to the total destruction of something, especially of the world.

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