Definition of declamation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    declamation

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌdekləˈmeɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdekləˈmeɪʃn//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] the act of speaking or of expressing something to an audience in a formal way
  2. 2[countable] a speech or piece of writing that strongly expresses feelings and opinions The most successful newspaper stories are often declamations of patriotism.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘a set speech’): from Latin declamatio(n-), from the verb declamare, from de- (expressing thoroughness) + clamare ‘to shout’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: declamation