Definition of Declaim

1. Verb. Recite in elocution.

Exact synonyms: Recite
Specialized synonyms: Elocute, Perorate, Scan
Entails: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Generic synonyms: Do, Execute, Perform
Derivative terms: Declamation, Recitation



2. Verb. Speak against in an impassioned manner. "He declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society"
Exact synonyms: Inveigh
Generic synonyms: Protest
Derivative terms: Declamation

Definition of Declaim

1. v. i. To speak rhetorically; to make a formal speech or oration; to harangue; specifically, to recite a speech, poem, etc., in public as a rhetorical exercise; to practice public speaking; as, the students declaim twice a week.

2. v. t. To utter in public; to deliver in a rhetorical or set manner.

Definition of Declaim

1. Verb. To object to something vociferously; to rail against in speech. ¹

2. Verb. To recite, e.g., poetry, in a theatrical way. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Declaim

1. to speak formally [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Declaim

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declaim (current term)
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Literary usage of Declaim

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"See declaim. 1. In a slang or cant sense, referring to a flashy or dashing young fellow: blood (xlang), flash man (cant), swell (slang); see GAMBLER. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"On this day also it was the custom fa boys still at school to declaim pieces of poetry, and to receive prizes. (A. a. M.) APE APE (aap, Dutch ; Aft, ..."

3. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1835)
"... he succeeded so well as to gain the most marked commendation of his superiors ; and he was appointed to declaim in Latin upon the 5th of November, ..."

4. Historical Memoirs of My Own Time by Nathaniel William Wraxall (1815)
"be credited, that she could declaim * against second marriages, to a Lady of Quality who had been twice married, and though Mr. Vesey was her own second ..."

5. Trilby by George Du Maurier (1894)
"Quite gratuitously, and with a pleasing Scotch accent, he began to declaim: "A street there is in Paris famous For which no rhyme our language yields; ..."

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