declamation definition

  • noun:
    • A recitation delivered as a fitness in rhetoric or elocution.
    • Vehement oratory.
    • A speech marked by powerful feeling; a tirade.
    • The work or art of declaiming; rhetorical distribution; haranguing; loud-speaking in public areas; particularly, the general public recitation of speeches as a workout in schools and universities; because, the training declamation by students.
    • a group or harangue; declamatory discourse.
    • Pretentious rhetorical show, with an increase of sound than feeling; as, mere declamation.
    • The work or art of declaiming; rhetorical delivery; haranguing; loud-speaking in public; especially, the public recitation of speeches as a fitness in schools and colleges.
    • a group or harangue; declamatory discourse.
    • Pretentious rhetorical screen, with an increase of sound than sense.
    • The work or art of declaiming or making rhetorical harangues in public; especially, the delivery of a speech or a fitness in oratory or elocution, as by students of a college, etc.: as, a public declamation; the art of declamation.
    • especially In vocal music, the correct rhetorical enunciation of this words, particularly in recitative and in remarkable songs.
    • A public harangue or set speech; an oration.
    • Pompous, high-sounding verbiage in speech or writing; stilted oratory.
    • A specially close or effective union of tones with words, as with a song or aria.
    • a-work where text is read or spoken while a musical accompaniment or opinion is played. Also known as melodrama. See melodrama, 2.
    • recitation of a speech from memory with studied motions and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric
    • vehement oratory

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