One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The concluding part of a speech, typically intended to inspire enthusiasm in the audience.
closing remarks, conclusion, ending, close, final section, summation, summing-up, recapitulation, reiterationView synonyms
- ‘The latter can really, really stink if you're a minute into your peroration and you realize you're going to have to fake it, because you've already bored yourself.’
- ‘He brings his peroration to a close at this point, the frogs lingering as an image of the sacred.’
- ‘Next comes the protracted peroration on the rank of Duke versus the rank of Prince.’
- ‘The playing is good enough, and the engineering is better, yet the final peroration does remind me of a rush hour traffic jam in New York City.’
- ‘This able book, as anxious for an effective peroration as any sermon, contains truths unwelcome to Christian readers, but it omits relevant evidence.’
- ‘After reading it I put it aside, deeply troubled as I was by the haunting resonance of its peroration, which so moved the audience.’
- ‘The peroration was magnificent, though difficult to remember, you know.’
- ‘But the full peroration makes clear that this was not the case either.’
- ‘I found myself launching into a little peroration.’
- ‘The apotheosis of Scott's reception, however, is reached in this peroration.’
- ‘He concludes a short peroration on someone's misdemeanor (never mind who; the cause of wrongdoing is universal).’
- ‘The triumphant peroration at the end is almost hair-raising in its eminent sense of nationalism.’
- ‘But his 1972 article was more forthcoming and the peroration at the end claimed that.’
- ‘In the meantime, expect a lengthy peroration on moving offices.’
- ‘George's final chapters amount to an eloquent but protracted peroration, liberally laced with philosophical speculation.’
- ‘Sometimes there's a climax, or a point of culmination, and usually the coda or peroration that ends the piece decisively.’
- ‘One moment he is in the middle of a peroration about horizons, and the next he is inexplicably talking about beautiful garbage cans.’
- ‘Then he concludes with this remarkable peroration.’
- ‘Foucault has many perorations about the nature of power.’
- ‘I see that you are expecting a peroration, but you are just too foolish if you suppose that after I have poured out a hodgepodge of words like this I can recall anything that I have said.’
Late Middle English: from Latin peroratio(n-), from perorare ‘speak at length’ (see perorate).
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