What does declaim mean?

Definitions for declaimdɪˈkleɪm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. declaim, recite(verb)

    recite in elocution

  2. declaim, inveigh(verb)

    speak against in an impassioned manner

    "he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society"


  1. declaim(Verb)

    To object to something vociferously; to rail against in speech.

  2. declaim(Verb)

    To recite, e.g., poetry, in a theatrical way.

  3. Origin: From dēclāmō.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Declaim(verb)

    to speak rhetorically; to make a formal speech or oration; to harangue; specifically, to recite a speech, poem, etc., in public as a rhetorical exercise; to practice public speaking; as, the students declaim twice a week

  2. Declaim(verb)

    to speak for rhetorical display; to speak pompously, noisily, or theatrically; to make an empty speech; to rehearse trite arguments in debate; to rant

  3. Declaim(verb)

    to utter in public; to deliver in a rhetorical or set manner

  4. Declaim(verb)

    to defend by declamation; to advocate loudly

  5. Origin: [L. declamare; de- + clamare to cry out: cf. F. dclamer. See Claim.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Declaim

    de-klām′, v.i. to make a set or rhetorical speech: to harangue: to recite in public.—ns. Declaim′ant, Declaim′er.—p.adj. Declaim′ing.—ns. Declamā′tion, act of declaiming: a set speech in public: display in speaking.—adj. Declam′atory, of the nature of declamation: appealing to the passions: noisy and rhetorical merely. [L. declamārede, inten., clamāre, to cry out.]

Anagrams for declaim »

  1. medical

  2. claimed

  3. decimal

  4. camelid


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of declaim in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of declaim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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