declamation

[ dek-luh-mey-shuhn ]
/ ˌdɛk ləˈmeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act or art of declaiming.
exercise in oratory or elocution, as in the recitation of a classic speech.
speech or writing for oratorical effect.
Music. the proper enunciation of the words, as in recitative.

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Origin of declamation

1350–1400; <Latin dēclāmātiōn- (stem of dēclāmātiō), equivalent to dēclāmāt(us) (past participle of dēclāmāre to declaim; see -ate1) + -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for declamation

declamation
/ (ˌdɛkləˈmeɪʃən) /

noun

a rhetorical or emotional speech, made esp in order to protest or condemn; tirade
a speech, verse, etc, that is or can be spoken
the act or art of declaiming
music the artistry or technique involved in singing recitative passages
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