from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Rhetorical declamation, as opposed to argument.
- noun Oral instruction designed for initiated disciples only; esoteric doctrine. See
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esoteric teachingthat was not to be written down
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A highly refined modification of the acroama -- a musical performance during supper for the diversion of the guests -- was presently heard hovering round the place, soothingly, and so unobtrusively that the company could not guess, and did not like to ask, whether or not it had been designed by their entertainer.
‘quod acroama aut cujus vocem libentissime audiret’:
20, "Themistoclem illum dixisse aiunt cum ex eo quaereretur, 'quod acroama aut cujus vocem libentissime audiret': 'ejus, a quo sua virtus optime praedicaretur.'"