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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Vehement oratory; Recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric.

Usage examples (37)
  • His declamation of most wondrous poetry was beautifully clear.
  • The burden of his declamation was the oppressive and unlawful system of taxation devised by Great Britain against her
  • And this coolness often prevents our being carried away by a stream of eloquence, which the prejudiced mind terms declamation -- a pomp of words.
  • The singing is a kind of declamation, with long slurs, frequent staccatos, and abrupt endings. for more
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