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Declamation definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DECLAMA'TION, n.
1. A speech made in public, in the tone and manner of an oration; a discourse addressed to the reason or to the passions; a set speech; a harangue. This word is applied especially to the public speaking and speeches of students in colleges, practiced for exercises in oratory. It is applies also to public speaking in the legislature, and in the pulpit. Very often it is used for a noisy harangue, without solid sense or argument; as, mere declamation; empty declamation.
2. A piece spoken in public, or intended for the public.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

noun see declaim

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the act or art of declaiming. 2 a rhetorical exercise or set speech. 3 an impassioned speech; a harangue. Derivatives: declamatory adj. Etymology: F déclamation or L declamatio (as DECLAIM)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Declamation 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.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Declaiming, haranguing, mouthing, ranting, spouting (colloq.). 2. Harangue, set speech. 3. Exercise in speaking.



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