- a long speech characterized by lofty and often pompous language.
- Rhetoric. the concluding part of a speech or discourse, in which the speaker or writer recapitulates the principal points and urges them with greater earnestness and force.
Origin of peroration
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Examples from the Web for peroration
The peroration was magnificent, though difficult to remember, you know.Heart of Darkness
You may parody the great statesman's peroration, and say, 'Where the King cannot enter, he can.'The Daltons, Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
"—For the defence of the country," the Judge concluded his peroration.Shoulder-Straps
He felt anew what he had felt and seen, and he could not give any verve to the peroration of his sermon.In a Little Town
When I began to listen to the speech again Gorman had reached his peroration.Gossamer
George A. Birmingham
- rhetoric the conclusion of a speech or discourse, in which points made previously are summed up or recapitulated, esp with greater emphasis
C15: from Latin perōrātiō, from perōrāre, from per- (thoroughly) + orāre to speak
Word Origin and History for peroration
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