verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- deckle edge,
- declamping phenomenon,
Origin of declaim
Examples from the Web for declaimer
Mr. H. said, he never was a declaimer in favor of what gentlemen meant by the rights of man.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
One may be a great orator, according to the usual acceptation of the term "great," and yet be only a declaimer and a rhetorician.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson|Thomas Jefferson
Motley came to Round Hill, as one of his schoolmates tells me, with a great reputation, especially as a declaimer.Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
One really talked better standing up, and the gestures of the orator or declaimer only gained a more ample scope.Vie de Bohme|Orlo Williams
There he was well-educated, especially in rhetoric, and acquired a reputation as a declaimer in Greek and Latin.A History of Roman Literature|Harold North Fowler
Word Origin for declaim
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.