1. A recitation delivered as an exercise in rhetoric or elocution.
a. Vehement oratory.
b. A speech marked by strong feeling; a tirade.
[Middle English declamacioun, from Latin dēclāmātiō, dēclāmātiōn-, from dēclāmātus, past participle of dēclāmāre, to declaim; see DECLAIM.]
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