a roaring discourse; a loud or emphatic oration;
a deep and prolonged noise ...1617 obs.
a humorous blend of roar and oration
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1617 - see EXAMPLE below
"...but the Gift in this fatal month answered her name and gave them for a New Year's Gift such orations (roarations ye may call them) that they were easily persuaded to leave the Hope, and all hopeless to cool their hot blood with leaping into the sea's cold waters, where many for want of a boat made use of Charon's ..."
From: Purchas His Pilgrimage; Or, Relations of the World and the Religions Obserued in all Ages and Places Discouered
- Samuel Purchas