Definition of declaim:
- To defend by declamation; to advocate loudly.
- To speak for rhetorical display; to speak pompously, noisily, or theatrically; to make an empty speech; to rehearse trite arguments in debate; to rant.
- To speak rhetorically; to make a formal speech or oration; to harangue; specifically, to recite a speech, poem, etc., in public as a rhetorical exercise; to practice public speaking; as, the students declaim twice a week.
- To utter in public; to deliver in a rhetorical or set manner.
itemise, address, enumerate, chat, speak, announce, itemize, inveigh, harangue, narrate, utter, mouth, recount, pronounce, talk, declare, rail, retell, words, harangue, articulate, express, chatter, say, recite, rant, discourse, converse, rave, perorate, enunciate, tell, deliver.
For it was his custom to declaim in all assemblies, that, as long as Rome employed generals like Fabius there never would be an end of the war; vaunting that whenever he should get sight of the enemy, he would that same day free Italy from the strangers.- "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
I had left school forever, with the exception of one winter's night- schooling in America, and later a French night- teacher for a time, and, strange to say, an elocutionist from whom I learned how to declaim.- "Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie", Andrew Carnegie.
- "The Aspirations of Jean Servien", Anatole France.