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Definition of "peroration" [per•o•ra•tion]

  • 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 oratorical delivery. (noun)
  • A discourse or rhetorical argument in general. (noun)

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Use "peroration" in a sentence
  • "None of this, including Ledeen’s peroration, is what it seems."
  • "Still, reasonably enough, he challenged Congress to do better and this and the peroration were the best parts of the speech."
  • "Although the topic was of particular moment only in tiny Floyd County, his peroration was the finest speech I have ever heard."