noun Etymology: Middle English peroracyon, from Latin peroration-, peroratio, from perorare Date: 15th century 1. the concluding part of a discourse and especially an oration 2. a highly rhetorical speech • perorational adjective

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  • Peroration — Per o*ra tion, n. [L. peroratio, fr. perorate, peroratum, to speak from beginning to end; per + orate to speak. See {Per }, and {Oration}.] (Rhet.) The concluding part of an oration; especially, a final summing up and enforcement of an argument.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peroration — I noun address, bombast, declamation, discourse, epilogus, formal speech, grandiloquence, homily, lecture, magniloquence, monologue, oration, oratorical display, orotundity, peroratio, prelection, prepared speech, public address, recitation,… …   Law dictionary

  • peroration — (n.) mid 15c., from L. perorationem (nom. peroratio) the ending of a speech or argument of a case, from peroratus, pp. of perorare argue a case to the end, bring a speech to a close, from per to the end + orare to speak, plead (see ORATOR (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • peroration — ► NOUN ▪ the concluding part of a speech; the summing up …   English terms dictionary

  • peroration — [per΄ə rā′shən] n. [L peroratio < peroratus, pp. of perorare < per, through + orare, to pray, speak: see ORATION] 1. the concluding part of a speech, in which there is a summing up and emphatic recapitulation 2. a high flown or bombastic… …   English World dictionary

  • peroration — [[t]pe̱rəre͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] perorations 1) N COUNT A peroration is the last part of a speech, especially the part where the speaker sums up his or her argument. [FORMAL] 2) N COUNT (disapproval) If someone describes a speech as a peroration, they… …   English dictionary

  • peroration — UK [ˌperəˈreɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms peroration : singular peroration plural perorations formal 1) the end of a speech, in which the speaker repeats the main points 2) a long boring formal speech …   English dictionary

  • peroration — perorational, perorative, adj. peroratorical /peuh rawr euh tawr i keuhl, ror euh tor /, adj. peroratorically, adv. peroratory /peuh rawr euh tawr ee, tohr ee, ror /, n. /per euh ray sheuhn/, n. 1. a long speech characterized by lofty and often… …   Universalium

  • peroration — noun /pɛrɒˈreɪʃən/ a) The concluding section of a discourse, either written or oral, in which the orator or writer sums up and commends his topic to his audience, particularly as used in the technical sense of a component of ancient Roman… …   Wiktionary

  • Peroration — Per|ora|ti|on, die; , en [lat. peroratio = Schluss, Schlussrede, zu: perorare, ↑perorieren] (veraltet): 1. mit Nachdruck vorgetragene Rede: ∙ es möchte gleich ein Geschwindschreiber diese P. aufgefasst und uns überliefert haben (Goethe, Dichtung… …   Universal-Lexikon

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