Definition for DE-CLAM'A-TO-RY

DE-CLAM'A-TO-RY, a. [L. declamatorius.]

  1. Relating to the practice of declaiming; pertaining to declamation; treated in the manner of a rhetorician; as, a declamatory theme. – Wotton.
  2. Appealing to the passions; noisy; rhetorical without solid sense or argument; as, a declamatory way or style.

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