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Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, early 17th century


(formal) Speak at length.

Examples of Perorate in a sentence

"The commencement speaker perorated for at least 40 minutes."

"The bride begged her father not to perorate at her wedding reception."

About Perorate

This word stems from the Latin “perorat-”. This means “spoken at length,” from the verb “perorare.” “Per-” means “through,” and “orare” means “speak.”

Did you Know?

The word “perorate” contains an important clue about its definition — the word “orate.” Of course, to perorate is to drag your oration out for longer than necessary.

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