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, rhetorical discourse, sermon, soliloquy, speech, talk II index close (conclusion)

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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 — (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 — 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 …   New Collegiate 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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