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[per-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌpɛr əˈreɪ ʃən/

a long speech characterized by lofty and often pompous language.
Rhetoric. the concluding part of a speech or discourse, in which the speaker or writer recapitulates the principal points and urges them with greater earnestness and force.
(rhetoric) the conclusion of a speech or discourse, in which points made previously are summed up or recapitulated, esp with greater emphasis

mid-15c., from Latin perorationem (nominative peroratio) “the ending of a speech or argument of a case,” from past participle stem of perorare “argue a case to the end, bring a speech to a close,” from per- “to the end” (see per) + orare “to speak, plead” (see orator).


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