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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.]
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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
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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|
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noun speech, address, lecture, rant, tirade, harangue, oration, recitation Her warnings and declamations went unheeded.
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1. A usually formal oral communication to an audience:
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declamation[ˌdekləˈmeɪʃən] N → declamación f
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declamation[ˌdɛkləˈmeɪʃ/ən] n → declamazione f
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