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1. A recitation delivered as an exercise in rhetoric or elocution.
a. Vehement oratory.
b. A speech marked by strong feeling; a tirade.
[Middle English declamacioun, from Latin dēclāmātiō, dēclāmātiōn-, from dēclāmātus, past participle of dēclāmāre, to declaim; see declaim.]
1. (Rhetoric) a rhetorical or emotional speech, made esp in order to protest or condemn; tirade
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a speech, verse, etc, that is or can be spoken
3. (Rhetoric) the act or art of declaiming
4. (Classical Music) music the artistry or technique involved in singing recitative passages
dec•la•ma•tion(ˌdɛk ləˈmeɪ ʃən)
1. the act or art of declaiming.
2. exercise in oratory or elocution, as in the recitation of a classic speech.
3. speech or writing for oratorical effect.
[1350–1400; < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||declamation - vehement oratory |
oratory - addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous); "he loved the sound of his own oratory"
raving - declaiming wildly; "the raving of maniacs"
|2.||declamation - recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric|