Definition of peroration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌperəˈreɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌperəˈreɪʃn//
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  1. 1the final part of a speech in which the speaker gives a summary of the main points
  2. 2(disapproving) a long speech that is not very interesting
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin peroratio(n-), from perorare ‘speak at length’, from per- ‘through’ + orare ‘speak’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: peroration