Mr. H. said, he never was a declaimer in favor of what gentlemen meant by the rights of man.
Baby merely gurgled, and Poppylinda essayed to climb the declaimer's skirts.
Motley came to Round Hill, as one of his schoolmates tells me, with a great reputation, especially as a declaimer.
But the puritan declamation which pleased all the rest, disgusted young Hinkley, and increased his dislike for the declaimer.
There he was well-educated, especially in rhetoric, and acquired a reputation as a declaimer in Greek and Latin.
One really talked better standing up, and the gestures of the orator or declaimer only gained a more ample scope.
One may be a great orator, according to the usual acceptation of the term "great," and yet be only a declaimer and a rhetorician.
From that time forth he became known as an orator, and now stands second to no living man as a declaimer.
late 14c., from Middle French déclamer and directly from Latin declamare "to practice public speaking, to bluster," from de- intensive prefix + clamare "to cry, shout" (see claim (v.)). At first in English spelled declame, but altered under influence of claim. Related: Declaimed; declaiming.