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