Declaim Definition

declaimed, declaiming, declaims
declaimed, declaiming, declaims
To recite (a poem, speech, etc.)
Webster's New World
To deliver a formal recitation, especially as an exercise in rhetoric or elocution.
American Heritage
To recite a speech, poem, etc. with studied or artificial eloquence.
Webster's New World
To speak in a dramatic, pompous, or blustering way.
Webster's New World
To utter with feeling, pomposity, etc.
Webster's New World

Origin of Declaim

  • Middle English declamen from Latin dēclāmāre dē- intensive pref. de– clāmāre to cry out kelə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French déclamer, from Latin dēclāmō.

    From Wiktionary

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