Oracle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːrəkl|  American pronunciation of the word oracle
Brit.  |ˈɒrək(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word oracle


- an authoritative person who divines the future (syn: prophesier, prophet, seer, vaticinator)
- a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible
- a shrine where an oracular god is consulted


I met her long before she had become the oracle of pop culture.

My sister's the oracle on investment matters.

Professor Ross is regarded as the oracle on eating disorders.

Word forms

singular: oracle
plural: oracles
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