Definition Of declamation
the action or art of declaiming.
Example Of declamation
a soprano soloist with wonderfully clear declamation
Aeneas's opening declamation continues for nine more lines in the same fashion, and this speech is typical of all his others throughout the play.
At the forum's height, it was not unknown for twenty or thirty meetings to proceed simultaneously, each speaker conducting a passionate, unamplified declamation , often punctuated by interjections and jeers.
Besides, he was eager to experiment with a rapidly paced, conversational text that would give him opportunities to expand on the techniques of fluid musical declamation he had developed in earlier operas.
But this should not be taken as evidence that the acting was mere declamation without emotion.