pertaining to or characterized by declamation.
merely oratorical or rhetorical; stilted: a pompous, declamatory manner of speech.
- non·de·clam·a·to·ry, adjective
- su·per·de·clam·a·to·ry, adjective
- un·de·clam·a·to·ry, adjective
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How to use declamatory in a sentence
All written in a similar mode: authoritative, declamatory, distant, dispassionate, impersonal, and (allegedly) neutral.
Another may not be wrong in his facts, but have a declamatory or sophistical vein in him, much to be guarded against.Friends in Council | Arthur Helps
The simple old folk songs often suggested them and his style, like that of Wagner, is often declamatory.The Complete Club Book for Women | Caroline French Benton
His delivery was far from animated, and his intonation was rather conversational than declamatory.
He has run himself into his old declamatory way, and almost forgotten that he was now setting up for a moral poet.Dryden's Works (13 of 18): Translations; Pastorals | John Dryden
He had never made a speech in his life, and had no sort of confidence in his declamatory powers.Dry Fish and Wet | Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
British Dictionary definitions for declamatory
relating to or having the characteristics of a declamation
merely rhetorical; empty and bombastic
- declamatorily, adverb
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