The concluding part of a speech, typically intended to inspire enthusiasm in the audience.
More example sentences
- He concludes a short peroration on someone's misdemeanor (never mind who; the cause of wrongdoing is universal).
- 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.
late Middle English: from Latin peroratio(n-), from perorare 'speak at length' (see perorate).