Translation of declaim in Spanish:


declamar, v.

Pronunciation /dɪˈkleɪm//dəˈkleɪm/

intransitive verb

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    (on stage)
    • ‘NGOs could be playing a more significant role,’ Omayma Khalil, secretary of the Women's National Council at Al-Tor City Council declaims.
    • As soon as he speaks, all you hear is some sixth-former declaiming bad poetry.
    • Beautifully staged, with wonderfully spoken rather than declaimed language which makes it so much more understandable… at moments it seemed almost modern though I don't think the script was adapted at all.
    • In 1926, when O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars, was produced, there were violent scenes, Yeats declaiming to the audience that they had disgraced themselves again.
    • ‘It is all a matter of resources,’ she declaimed.
    • At first I couldn't make out the words, just the preternaturally LOUD sound of a boy's voice flatly declaiming some sort of Important Announcement.
    • ‘A policeman without a gun is not a policeman! ‘he declaims and this axiom defines the gun culture of the Bonaerense.’
    • He's bellowing over the music, declaiming Green policies.
    • He once started a concert by declaiming, in the haughtiest classical French, ‘I want to make one thing clear before I begin.’
    • You can actually understand his words, and he declaims poetry as if he knows what it means.
    • Speeches declaimed from the front of the stage explore theories about what is real and when an illusion becomes reality.
    • He has one of those public school faces that was created solely to stare up at blue English skies from a gently rocking punt while a tousle-haired type declaims Rupert Brooke.
    • ‘The Tory party is immortal,’ he declaims, though he is hazier about precisely when its political fortunes will revive.
    • Eminem, now wearing a smart suit and red tie, declaims in a style reminiscent of Martin Luther King.
    • Robert Graves, leonine, ascended grandly and delivered hilarious impromptu remarks before declaiming a poem.
    • That these same words had been declaimed ten years earlier in rather different circumstances is not mentioned.
    • So there we were, declaiming the lines, complete with interpretive dance, and the audience sat there completely straight-faced and took everything seriously.
    • ‘Those words mean something to me,’ he declaimed.
    • His mouth was open, as though he were about to declaim a poem, or speak an epigram.
    • Although suspicious of unknown admirers, Tennyson was a sociable man, with a fondness for declaiming his work to a respectful audience.
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    (to speak pompously)

transitive verb

  • 1

    (verse/speech) declamar