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de·clam·a·to·ry

 (dĭ-klăm′ə-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Having the quality of a declamation.
2. Pretentiously rhetorical; bombastic.

declamatory

(dɪˈklæmətərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. relating to or having the characteristics of a declamation
2. (Rhetoric) merely rhetorical; empty and bombastic
deˈclamatorily adv

de•clam•a•to•ry

(dɪˈklæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj.
1. of or characterized by declamation.
2. merely rhetorical; bombastic.
[1575–85; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.declamatory - ostentatiously lofty in styledeclamatory - ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"

declamatory

adjective rhetorical, theatrical, inflated, high-flown, pompous, turgid, bombastic, discursive, grandiloquent, fustian, orotund, stagy, magniloquent He has a reputation for making bold, declamatory statements.

declamatory

adjective
1. Of or relating to the art of public speaking:
2. Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style:
Translations

declamatory

[dɪˈklæmətərɪ] ADJdeclamatorio

declamatory

[dɪˈklæmətəri] adj [statement] → déclamatoire

declamatory

declamatory

[dɪˈklæmətrɪ] adj (speech, tone) → declamatorio/a
References in classic literature ?
He had chosen this work, he said, because the declamatory style was framed in imitation of the Eastern authors.
This fixed idea of the rhapsodist was delivered with animated enthusiasm, in a manner entirely declamatory, for he had plainly no skill as a dialectician.
At one time, I, merely in common civility, asked after her cough; immediately her long visage relaxed into a smile, and she favoured me with a particular history of that and her other infirmities, followed by an account of her pious resignation, delivered in the usual emphatic, declamatory style, which no writing can portray.
Here Ishmael believed he might leave his infants in comparative security, under the protection of their spirited mother, and here he now found Esther engaged at her ordinary domestic employments, surrounded by her daughters, and lifting her voice, in declamatory censure, as one or another of the idle fry incurred her displeasure, and far too much engrossed with the tempest of her own conversation to know any thing of the violent scene which had been passing below.
Some of my readers may remember a little book from her pen, published in Paris, a mystically bad-tempered, declamatory, and frightfully disconnected piece of writing, in which she all but admits the foreknowledge, more than hints at its supernatural origin, and plainly suggests in venomous innuendoes that the guilt of the act was not with the terrorists, but with a palace intrigue.
0: reading Calpurnius whole, non contenti exemplis saeculi vestri: intertextuality and the declamatory tradition in Calpurnius, problems of paremiography in Calpurnius, and metrical and accentual clausulae as evidence for the date and origin of Calpurnius.
The orchestra's augmented brass section was at its most declamatory throughout, though principal trumpet Murray Greig also shone in the lyrical theme of The Godfather (Nino Rota) with folksy accompaniment of mandolin and accordion.
The cast was in fine form, and Boo Gabunada in the lead was a charismatic presence, especially in his final oration, though necessarily the performances were primarily declamatory.
Equally outstanding were the six soloists, notably bass Greg Skidmore's declamatory zest, tenor Bradley Smith's vocal athleticism in the Magnificat's 'Deposuit' - a telling contrast to the romantic intensity of his duet with Martha McLorinan - and soprano Katie Trethewey's luminously passionate 'Komm in mein Herzenshaus' in Ein feste Burg.
The song includes some declamatory passages out of the comfort zone for a high soprano, but Asselin handles them with aplomb.
It's heavy going and always less impressive than his declamatory style portends.
Although devoid of lyricism that might have invested the opera with higher emotional stakes, Wuorinen's declamatory text-setting is eminently comprehensible.