What does the word declaim mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To deliver oratorically; recite.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Deciaimer.

Usage examples for declaim

  1. You will find it excellent practise, both for memory and delivery, to commit the specimen speeches found in this volume and declaim them, with all attention to the principles we have put before you. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  2. 193, 194. By the laws of 1734, the undergraduates were required to " declaim publicly in the hall, in one of the three learned languages; and in no other without leave or direction from the President." – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  3. Presently she sat down on a bench, continuing to declaim the poem out aloud, making a gesture occasionally with her unoccupied hand. – Molly Brown's Junior Days by Nell Speed