[ UK /dɪklɐmˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. vehement oratory
  2. recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric
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How To Use declamation In A Sentence

  • In contrast to the declamations of the bureaucrats and politicians, the mood among the workers at the rally was more somber.
  • A flush overspread the face of De Warenne at this apostrophe; and forcing a smile, "This strict notion of right," said he, "is very well in declamation, but how would it crop the wings of conquerors, and shorten the warrior's arm, did they measure by this rule! The Scottish Chiefs
  • The actors rarely stay still for more than a moment, occasionally even rushing into the audience to issue yet another furious declamation.
  • Montemezzi (1875-1952) was an Italian composer of the so-called verismo school, its music characterized by sumptuous Wagnerian orchestral writing, and an integration of broad melodies with declamation suggesting the rhythm of Italian speech. - News
  • But this should not be taken as evidence that the acting was mere declamation without emotion.
  • We shall have a great deal of abuse, and reply and declamation from Bourk (148) (Burke), and vociferation from Lord Mahon, and perhaps a long day; and I must go down early, because I was yesterday when the House was called a defaulter; so I shall dine there, and after dinner I will collect upon paper what I hear of the transactions of the day. George Selwyn His Letters and His Life
  • At dawn he rose, mounted his horse, and left the village without a declamation, without a stated quest. A PLAGUE OF ANGELS
  • Every Saturday night a meeting is held, in which there are oration , declamation , dialogue, and debate.
  • This movement sounded a bit broader than I am used to or would have expected: it plays with acuteness and every note gets its accentuation, its declamation.
  • De incertitudine et vanitate scientiarum et artium, atque excellentia Verbi Dei, declamatio invectiva/On the Uncertainty and Vanity of the Arts and Sciences: An Invective Declamation Loss of Faith
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