Definitions

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  • n. The making of speeches or sermons; sermonizing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The making of speeches or sermons; sermonizing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Speech-making.
  • n. A form of prosopopœia in which the speaker, having addressed a real or imaginary hearer with a remark or especially a question, immediately answers for the hearer: as, “Is a man known to have received foreign money? People envy him. Does he own it? They laugh. Is he formally convicted? They forgive him.”

Etymologies

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Latin sermocinatio. See sermon.

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