- 1The action or art of declaiming: Shakespearean declamation declamations of patriotismMore example sentences
- By now, a type of free-style declamation known as ‘recitative’ (literally ‘speech-song’) was being used to hurtle the drama forward.
- Motivation - particularly of the antagonist, Von Doom - was likewise absent, or, where it was articulated, it was in an irritating expository declamation by one of the primary characters on behalf of another.
- This remained the case through to William Beveridge, whose declamation of the five evils of ‘Want, Disease, Ignorance, Squalor and Idleness’ would be almost unthinkable now.
- 1.1A rhetorical exercise or set speech.
- 1.2Forthright or distinct projection of words set to music: a soprano soloist with wonderfully clear declamationMore example sentences
- Martin clearly shares an approach toward choral music and choral declamation with Kodály, especially in the Brigand Songs, although you'd never mistake one for the other.
- Even in early motets such as the popular Ave Maria virgo serena Josquin shows true independence of mind, strongly innovatory tendencies, and a concern for the clear, rhetorical declamation of the words.
- Instinctively he expressed vocal art through the ‘voice’ of the piano and stylised the vocal techniques of declamation, the arc-shaped fioriture and portamento.
late Middle English (in the sense 'a set speech'): from Latin declamatio(n-), from the verb declamare (see declaim).