declamation

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dec·la·ma·tion

 (dĕk′lə-mā′shən)
n.
1. A recitation delivered as an exercise in rhetoric or elocution.
2.
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.]

declamation

(ˌdɛkləˈmeɪʃən)
n
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)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.declamation - vehement oratorydeclamation - vehement oratory      
philippic, tirade, broadside - a speech of violent denunciation
oratory - addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous); "he loved the sound of his own oratory"
harangue, rant, ranting - a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
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
recitation, recital, reading - a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"

declamation

noun speech, address, lecture, rant, tirade, harangue, oration, recitation Her warnings and declamations went unheeded.

declamation

noun
1. A usually formal oral communication to an audience:
2. The art of public speaking:
Translations

declamation

[ˌdekləˈmeɪʃən] Ndeclamación f

declamation

nDeklamation f; (against sth) → Tirade f

declamation

[ˌdɛkləˈmeɪʃn] ndeclamazione f