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Declamation vs. Oration

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Declamationnoun

The act or art of declaiming; rhetorical delivery; loud speaking in public.

Orationnoun

A formal, often ceremonial speech.

‘a funeral oration; an impassioned oration; to make / deliver / pronounce an oration’;

Declamationnoun

The public recitation of speeches as an exercise in schools and colleges.

Orationnoun

(jocular) A lengthy speech or argument in a private setting.

Declamationnoun

A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.

Orationnoun

(Catholicism) A specific form of short, solemn prayer said by the president of the liturgical celebration on behalf of the people.

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Declamationnoun

Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than sense.

‘mere declamation’;

Orationverb

To deliver an oration; to speak.

Declamationnoun

The act or art of declaiming; rhetorical delivery; haranguing; loud speaking in public; especially, the public recitation of speeches as an exercise in schools and colleges; as, the practice declamation by students.

‘The public listened with little emotion, but with much civility, to five acts of monotonous declamation.’;

Orationnoun

An elaborate discourse, delivered in public, treating an important subject in a formal and dignified manner; especially, a discourse having reference to some special occasion, as a funeral, an anniversary, a celebration, or the like; - distinguished from an argument in court, a popular harangue, a sermon, a lecture, etc.; as, Webster's oration at Bunker Hill.

‘The lord archbishop . . . made a long oration.’;

Declamationnoun

A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.

Orationverb

To deliver an oration.

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Declamationnoun

Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than sense; as, mere declamation.

Orationnoun

an instance of oratory;

‘he delivered an oration on the decline of family values’;

Declamationnoun

vehement oratory

Orationnoun

a formal speech, especially one given on a ceremonial occasion

‘Pericles' famous funeral oration’;

Declamationnoun

recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric

Orationnoun

the style or manner in which an oration is given

‘there is nothing quite like his messianic oration’;

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Declamationnoun

the action or art of declaiming

‘declamations of patriotism’; ‘Shakespearean declamation’;

Declamationnoun

a rhetorical exercise or set speech

‘lines written for a school declamation’;

Declamation

Declamation (from the Latin: declamatio) is an artistic form of public speaking. It is a dramatic oration designed to express through articulation, emphasis and gesture the full sense of the text being conveyed.

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