declamatory declamatory

Definition(s):

  • (adj) ostentatiously lofty in style

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The movie doesn't make a big declamatory deal of this, but after a few days with the Boatwrights, Lily looks magically presentable, pretty because for once she's been cared for.
  2. The drawing is submerged in weak, declamatory, wambling brushstrokes; the color -- mostly pink -- is bright and boring.
  3. The author reads the 1,200-line war poem in the declamatory mode favored by many Russian poets, obviously savoring every line.

News

  • Pianist Serkin salvages Orion Quartet concert

    The last vestiges of summer showcased the Orion String Quartet in an afternoon concert of early- to late-19th century music by some favorite Romantic composers. The music is filled with tuneful art song-derived melodies, often interspersed with more dynamic declamatory passages. The ensemble tended to emphasize the first beat of the measures, ensuring a lurching quality, while overplaying the ...
    on September 18, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  1. "Americans are a lot more open, of course," Blunt says. "Raw. In some cases, there's something more declamatory in the way you express emotions. It'sa stereotype but it's true. British people can appear repressed in expressing emotions,...
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Emily Blunt Source: Frankly My Dear . . . (blog)

  2. "Both Haydn Sonatas oppose each other in character; while the B minor one is declamatory and often full of fury, the C major is cheeky and full of humor," Sudbin wrote. "I love Medtner's music but the audience sometimes finds his music hard...
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Yevgeny Sudbin Source: MLive.com

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