Declamation meaning

dĕk'lə-mā'shən
A speech, poem, etc. that is or can be declaimed.
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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.

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A recitation delivered as an exercise in rhetoric or elocution.
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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.
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A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.
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Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than sense; as, mere declamation.
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The act or art of declaiming.
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Origin of declamation

  • Middle English declamacioun from Latin dēclāmātiō dēclāmātiōn- from dēclāmātus past participle of dēclāmāre to declaim declaim
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French déclamation, from Latin dēclāmātiō, dēclāmātiōnem, from dēclāmō, dēclāmāre; see declaim
    From Wiktionary