Wordsmith.Org


A.Word.A.Day

About | Media | Search | Contact  


Home

Today's Word

Yesterday's Word

Archives

FAQ


A.Word.A.Day--perorate

Pronunciation: WAV or RealAudio

perorate (PER-uh-rayt) verb intr.

1. To conclude a speech with a formal recapitulation.

2. To speak at great length, often in a grandiloquent manner; declaim.

[Latin perorare, perorat- : per- + orare, to speak.]

"With a professional city manager to run the place, Brown is free to cogitate and perorate, the two things he arguably does best." Mark Z. Barabak, Thinking smaller: Will Jerry Brown now act locally? Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4 Jun 1997.

This week's theme: verbs.

X-Bonus

I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place. -Steven Wright

We need your help

Help us continue to spread the magic of words to readers everywhere

Donate

Subscriber Services
Awards | Stats | Links | Privacy Policy
Contribute | Advertise

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith