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intr.v. per·o·rat·ed, per·o·rat·ing, per·o·rates
1. To conclude a speech with a formal recapitulation.
2. To speak at great length, often in a grandiloquent manner; declaim.

[Latin perōrāre, perōrāt- : per-, per- + ōrāre, to speak.]

per′o·ra′tion n.
per′o·ra′tion·al adj.


(Rhetoric) 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]


(ˌpɛr əˈreɪ ʃən)

1. the concluding part of a speech, which recapitulates the principal points.
2. a long speech, often highly rhetorical.
[1400–50; < Latin]
per`o•ra′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peroration - a flowery and highly rhetorical oration
oration - an instance of oratory; "he delivered an oration on the decline of family values"
2.peroration - (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration; "he summarized his main points in his peroration"
rhetoric - study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
close, closing, ending, conclusion, end - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
oration - an instance of oratory; "he delivered an oration on the decline of family values"


noun (Formal)
1. summing-up, conclusion, recapping (informal), reiteration, recapitulation, closing remarks The minister had begun his final peroration.
2. speech, address, lecture, sermon, diatribe, harangue, spiel (informal), disquisition He launched into another peroration against gays.


[ˌperəˈreɪʃən] N (frm, iro) → perorata f


n (liter) (= concluding part)Resümee nt, → Zusammenfassung f; (= lengthy speech)endlose Rede
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Miss Ophelia's round eyes expressed an undisguised amazement at this peroration, which struck St.
Cruncher, wiping his forehead with his arm, as an announcement that he had arrived at the peroration of his discourse, "is wot I would respectfully offer to you, sir.
Pardon me,' and proceeded, with a mixture of the lowest spirits and the most intense enjoyment, to the peroration of his letter.
The next paper to quit the mob of scoffers was the Tatler, which said in an editorial peroration, "We cannot but feel im- pressed by the picture of a human child commanding the subtlest and strongest force in Nature to carry, like a slave, some whisper around the world.
At first, indeed, I pretended that I was describing the imaginary experiences of a fictitious person; but my enthusiasm soon forced me to throw off all disguise, and finally, in a fervent peroration, I exhorted all my hearers to divest themselves of prejudice and to become believers in the Third Dimension.
This peroration was hailed with a boisterous shout of laughter; by degrees the promenaders had been attracted by the exclamations of the two disputants around the arbor under which they were arguing.
Once, twice, and again in his peroration he repeated his demand, using always--that they might see he was acquainted with their local argot--using always, I say, the word which the Inspector had given him in England long ago--the short, adhesive word which, by itself, surprises even unblushing Ethiopia.
At last the lecture came to an end--I am inclined to think that it was a premature one, as the peroration was hurried and disconnected.
It was very long, but the peroration was admirable.
He was in his shirt-sleeves, on account of the extreme heat, and he seemed to have just reached the peroration of his speech, and was impressively beating his breast.
Bax again, quoting the peroration about the drop of water; and when Hewet scarcely replied to these remarks either, he merely pursed his lips, chose a fig, and relapsed quite contentedly into his own thoughts, of which he always had a very large supply.
He met the well-satisfied peroration of his visitor without comment.