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Pronunciation:  `peru'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration; "he summarized his main points in his peroration"
  2. [n]  a flowery and highly rhetorical oration

PERORATION is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: close, closing, conclusion, end, ending, oration



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per`o*ra"tion\, n. [L. peroratio, fr. perorate,
peroratum, to speak from beginning to end; per + orate to
speak. See {Per-}, and {Oration}.] (Rhet.)
The concluding part of an oration; especially, a final
summing up and enforcement of an argument. --Burke.

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