Declamation

Definition of Declamation

Dec`la`ma´tion
n.1.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.
The public listened with little emotion, but with much civility, to five acts of monotonous declamation.
- Macaulay.
2.A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.
3.Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than sense; as, mere declamation.

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declaim, recitation, recite
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