Picture for DeclaimDeclaim means to speak aloud with studied expression or to simply make a formal speech. It originated around 1350 from the Latin word declamare.

Pronunciation: dih-kleym

Meanings of Declaim

1. To speak aloud in an impassioned oratorical manner
2. To deliver a formal recitation

Master’s Tip to Learn Declaim

Declaim can be remembered by linking it to Declamation (which is noun form of declaim). We all have encountered Declamation contests in our school and college life where we had to give a speech.

Sentence examples for Declaim:

1. The speakers declaimed on a variety of issues.
2. He declaimed against the high rents in slums.
3. Brutus declaimed from the steps of the Roman senate building.

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