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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dec·la·ma·tion n.
 1. 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.   --Macaulay.
 2. A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.
 3. Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than sense; as, mere declamation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: vehement oratory
      2: recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and
         intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric