- The definition of a declamation means a speech with feeling, or refers to the act of reciting a speech or rhetoric.
- A political speech that is a great piece of rhetoric and that inspires others is an example of a declamation.
- When you deliver a political speech intended to rally supporters and intimidate opponents, this is an example of declamation.
- the act or art of declaiming
- a speech, poem, etc. that is or can be declaimed
Origin of declamationMiddle English declamacioun ; from Classical Latin declamatio ; from past participle of declaim
- A recitation delivered as an exercise in rhetoric or elocution.
- a. Vehement oratory.b. A speech marked by strong feeling; a tirade.
Origin of declamationMiddle English declamacioun, from Latin dēclāmātiō, dēclāmātiōn-, from dēclāmātus, past participle of dēclāmāre, to declaim; see declaim.
- 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.
- A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.
- Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than sense; as, mere declamation.
OriginSee also: déclamation