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declamation

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Singular
declamation

Plural
declamations

  1. Declamation is the act of speaking or reciting in a formal and dramatic manner, often with emotion or emphasis.
    In the school competition, Sarah delivered a powerful declamation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech, captivating the audience with her passionate delivery.
  2. The public recitation of speeches as an exercise in schools and colleges.
  3. A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.
  4. Pretentious rhetorica display, with more sound than sense.
    mere declamation