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Topic: LITERATURE

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: peroratio, from perorare 'to make a long speech, come to the end of a speech'

peroration

noun
     
per‧o‧ra‧tion [countable]
1 technicalAL the last part of a speech, in which the main points are repeated
2 formal a long speech that sounds impressive but does not have much meaning
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