declamation

Definitions of declamation
  1. noun
    recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric
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    type of:
    reading, recital, recitation
    a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
  2. noun
    vehement oratory
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    broadside, philippic, tirade
    a speech of violent denunciation
    harangue, rant, ranting
    a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
    raving
    declaiming wildly
    screed
    a long monotonous harangue
    type of:
    oratory
    addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous)
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