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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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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.
He met the well-satisfied peroration of his visitor without comment.
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.
And as often (and it was very often) as an orator of this kind brought into his peroration,
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.
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.
"Suddenly and quietly the whole human race is brought within speaking and hearing distance," it exclaimed; "scarcely anything was more desired and more impossible." 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 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.
If, said Mr Wegg by way of peroration, he had erred in saying only 'Halves!' he trusted to his comrade, brother, and partner not to hesitate to set him right, and to reprove his weakness.
And for those damages she now appeals to an enlightened, a high-minded, a right-feeling, a conscientious, a dispassionate, a sympathising, a contemplative jury of her civilised countrymen.' With this beautiful peroration, Mr.
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.
The peroration was mag- nificent, though difficult to remember, you know.