Definition Of declamation


the action or art of declaiming.

Shakespearean declamation

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.

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