Definition of Declamation

1. Noun. Vehement oratory.

Specialized synonyms: Broadside, Philippic, Tirade, Harangue, Rant, Ranting, Raving
Generic synonyms: Oratory
Derivative terms: Declaim



2. Noun. Recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric.
Generic synonyms: Reading, Recital, Recitation
Derivative terms: Declaim

Definition of Declamation

1. n. The act or art of declaiming; rhetorical delivery; haranguing; loud speaking in public; especially, the public recitation of speeches as an exercise in schools and colleges; as, the practice declamation by students.

Definition of Declamation

1. Noun. The act or art of declaiming; rhetorical delivery; haranguing; loud speaking in public; especially, the public recitation of speeches as an exercise in schools and colleges; as, the practice declamation by students. ¹

2. Noun. A set or harangue; declamatory discourse. ¹

3. Noun. Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than sense; as, mere declamation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Declamation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Declamation

deckoed
deckoing
deckos
decks
deckscrub
decktop
decktops
declaim
declaimant
declaimants
declaimed
declaimer
declaimers
declaiming
declaims
declamation (current term)
declamations
declamatory
declamping phenomenon
declamping shock
declarable
declarant
declarants
declaration
declaration of estimated tax
declaration of war
declarations
declarative
declarative memory
declarative mood

Literary usage of Declamation

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1. A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms; a by Charles Buck (1838)
"declamation, a speech made in public in the tone and manner of an oration, uniting the expression of action to the propriety of pronunciation, ..."

2. Some Musicians of Former Days by Romain Rolland (1915)
"All three set tragic declamation before them as their musical ideal. ... Gretry went to the French Theatre to study the declamation of the great actors ..."

3. Critical and Historical Essays: Lectures Delivered at Columbia University by Edward MacDowell (1912)
"... XX declamation IN MUSIC THERE is one side of music which I am convinced has never been fully studied, namely, the relation between it and declamation. ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"Perfect declamation implies correctness of speech, distinctness and clearness ... declamation in music, however, differs from the declamation of speaking in ..."

5. Tacitus, and Other Roman Studies by Gaston Boissier (1906)
"THE SCHOOLS OF declamation AT ROME SENEGA the father's book on declamation, despite the interest it affords, is little known to the public. ..."

6. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"(l) Whatever suspicions may be suggested by the air of rhetoric and declamation, which seems to prevail in these passages, the substance of them is ..."

7. Eminent British Lawyers by Henry Roscoe (1830)
"But it was shaken, and to its foundations, by the popular declamation upon which the chief justice set so light a price. It was the consciousness of this ..."

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