Definition of declamation:
- A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.
- Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than sense; as, mere declamation.
- 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.
- "Style in Singing", W. E. Haslam.
This will prepare you for debating, and give you an habitual eloquence; for I would not give a farthing for a mere holiday eloquence, displayed once or twice in a session, in a set declamation, but I want an every- day, ready, and habitual eloquence, to adorn extempore and debating speeches; to make business not only clear but agreeable, and to please even those whom you cannot inform, and who do not desire to be informed.- "Letters to His Son, 1753-1754", The Earl of Chesterfield.
- "The Home and the World", Rabindranath Tagore.