Definition of declaim in English:
Utter or deliver words in a rhetorical or impassioned way, as if to an audience: [with object]: she declaimed her views [no object]: a preacher declaiming from the pulpit an opportunity to declaim against the evils of society
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- That these same words had been declaimed ten years earlier in rather different circumstances is not mentioned.
- You can actually understand his words, and he declaims poetry as if he knows what it means.
- In 1926, when O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars, was produced, there were violent scenes, Yeats declaiming to the audience that they had disgraced themselves again.
make a speech, give an address, give a talk, give a lecture, make an oration, deliver a sermon, give a sermon;
quote, deliver, render
condemn, criticize, castigate, attack, decry, disparage
informal mouth off about, kick up a stink about, go on about
- Example sentences
- High points include the assessment of the orator Cassius Severus and his comparative failure as a declaimer.
- Apollonios of Athens won a name for himself among the Greeks as an able speaker in the legal branch of oratory, and as a declaimer he was not to be despised.
- Do they read traditional suppliers of journalistic information, or mostly declaimers of opinions?
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