Definition of Declamatory

1. Adjective. Ostentatiously lofty in style. "Tumid political prose"

Exact synonyms: Bombastic, Large, Orotund, Tumid, Turgid
Similar to: Rhetorical
Derivative terms: Bombast, Largeness, Turgidity, Turgidness



Definition of Declamatory

1. a. Pertaining to declamation; treated in the manner of a rhetorician; as, a declamatory theme.

Definition of Declamatory

1. Adjective. having the quality of a declamation. ¹

2. Adjective. pretentiously lofty in style; bombastic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Declamatory

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Declamatory

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

Literary usage of Declamatory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Voice Culture and Elocution by William T. Ross (1890)
"There is far too much declaiming in the declamatory, too much of the dramatic in ... The Parliamentary and declamatory styles predominate in Deliberative ..."

2. Early Indiana Trials and Sketches: Reminiscences by Oliver Hampton Smith (1858)
"His eloquence was neither of the cold Eastern, nor declamatory Southern character, but rather of the style of the West. Mr. Bell was one of the Cabinet that ..."

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