from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who declaims; one who speaks for rhetorical effect or as an exercise in elocution; one who attempts to convince by a harangue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who declaims; an haranguer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun one who declaims.


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  • Moore, Thomas (1779 – 1852): Irish poet whose performances as a singer and declaimer, not least of his own Irish Melodies (1808 – 34), won him fashionable success in London.

    Index of People

  • I swear, I've come to suspect that truth is in inverse proportion to the certitude of the declaimer.


  • I swear, I've come to suspect that truth is in inverse proportion to the certitude of the declaimer.


  • Chaos would obtain in district and appellate courts across the country, if all of a sudden everybody with an Article III pedigree becomes an equally authoritative declaimer of the constitution.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Supreme Court Without Stare Decisis:

  • I know not who has recently discovered that Tacitus was a declaimer, that Nero was a victim, and that pity is decidedly due to “that poor Holofernes.”

    Les Miserables

  • Jean – Jacques a declaimer; Diderot a declaimer; Voltaire on Calas, Labarre, and Sirven, declaimers.

    Les Miserables

  • The same schoolboy would put to silence the pompous declaimer

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Bletterie himself nothing more than a disingenuous, dishonest declaimer.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Quimper-Corentin should carp, carp, carp; that the declaimer against philosophers should occasion his own crucifixion in St. Denis street; that a rascally recollet and the archdeacon of St. Malo should diffuse their gall and calumny through their Christian journals; that philosophy should be accused at the tribunal of


  • In conversation, the lively spirit of dialogue is agreeable, even to those who desire not to have any share in the discourse: hence the teller of long stories, or the pompous declaimer, is very little approved of.

    An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals


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