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Meaning of DECLAMATORY

Pronunciation:  di'klamu`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"
 

DECLAMATORY is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: bombastic, large, orotund, rhetorical, tumid, turgid
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*clam"a*to*ry\, a. [L. declamatorius: cf. F.
d['e]clamatoire.]
1. Pertaining to declamation; treated in the manner of a
   rhetorician; as, a declamatory theme.

2. Characterized by rhetorical display; pretentiously
   rhetorical; without solid sense or argument; bombastic;
   noisy; as, a declamatory way or style.

 
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