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Meaning of DECLAMATION

Pronunciation:  `deklu'meyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  vehement oratory
  2. [n]  recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric
 

DECLAMATION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: broadside, harangue, oratory, philippic, rant, ranting, raving, recitation, tirade

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dec`la*ma"tion\, n. [L. declamatio, from declamare:
cf. F. d['e]clamation. See {Declaim}.]
1. The act or art of declaiming; rhetorical delivery;
   haranguing; loud speaking in public; especially, the
   public recitation of speeches as an exercise in schools
   and colleges; as, the practice declamation by students.

         The public listened with little emotion, but with
         much civility, to five acts of monotonous
         declamation.                          --Macaulay.

2. A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.

3. Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than
   sense; as, mere declamation.

 

 

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