perorate

play
verb per·o·rate \ˈper-ə-ˌrāt also ˈpər-\

Definition of perorate

perorated

;

perorating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to deliver a long or grandiloquent oration

  3. 2 :  to make a peroration

Examples of perorate in a sentence

  1. an arrogant scholar who never passes up an opportunity to posture and perorate on stunningly unimportant matters

Origin and Etymology of perorate

Latin peroratus, past participle of perorare to declaim at length, wind up an oration, from per- through + orare to speak — more at per-, oration


First Known Use: 1603



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up perorate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a mode of satirical wit

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ