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declaim Explained

declaim at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1385, from L. declamare, from de- intens. prefix + clamare "to cry, shout." At first in Eng. spelled declame, but altered under infl. of claim. ///

declaim at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [I and T] written [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: declamare, from clamare 'to shout']// to speak loudly, sometimes with actions, so that people notice you// -- declamation/dekl[hA353]me[hA366][hA35D][hA368]n/ n [U and C] //

declaim at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "declaim":
blare, blare forth, blaze, blaze abroad, blazon, blazon about,
celebrate, chatter, converse, cry, cry out, debate, demagogue,
elocute, gab, grimace, ham, ham it up, harangue, herald,
herald abroad, hold forth, mouth, mug, orate, out-herod Herod,
overact, overdramatize, patter, perorate, proclaim, promulgate,
rabble-rouse, rant, rave, read, recite, roar, rodomontade, shout,
soapbox, speak, spiel, spout, talk, throw away, thunder,
thunder forth, trumpet, trumpet forth, tub-thump, underact,
wag the tongue

declaim at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Speech): speak, say, utter, pronounce, give voice to, blurt out, have at the tip of one's tongue, put in a word, hold forth, make a speech, deliver a speech, speechify, harangue, declaim.

declaim at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb
(formal) to say sth loudly; to speak loudly and forcefully about sth you feel strongly about, especially in public:
[VN] She declaimed the famous opening speech of the play. * [V] He declaimed against the evils of alcohol. [also V speech, V that]

Declaim at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Declaim \De*claim"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Declaimed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Declaiming}.] [L. declamare; de- + clamare to cry
out: cf. F. d['e]clamer. See {Claim}.]
1. To speak rhetorically; to make a formal speech or oration;
to harangue; specifically, to recite a speech, poem, etc.,
in public as a rhetorical exercise; to practice public
speaking; as, the students declaim twice a week.

2. To speak for rhetorical display; to speak pompously,
noisily, or theatrically; to make an empty speech; to
rehearse trite arguments in debate; to rant.

Grenville seized the opportunity to declaim on the
repeal of the stamp act. --Bancroft.

Declaim \De*claim"\, v. t.
1. To utter in public; to deliver in a rhetorical or set
manner.

2. To defend by declamation; to advocate loudly. [Obs.]
``Declaims his cause.'' --South.

declaim at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

declaim
v 1: recite in elocution [syn: {recite}]
2: speak against in an impassioned manner; "he declaimed
against the wasteful ways of modern society" [syn: {inveigh}]

declaim at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la dēclāmō.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪˈkleɪm/

Verb

Inter: en-ver » b
  • To object to something vociferously; to rail against in speech.
    1. To recite, e.g., poetry, in a theatrical way.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » object vociferously

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|декламирам, Inter: t- » bg|рецитирам
  • Dutch: declameren

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: déclamer, scander, réciter
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|declamar


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

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    Translation: my » declaim
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    Translation: te » declaim
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