Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Declaims'
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Declaims'
Declamation (also known as Oratorical Declamation or Oratorical Interpretation, commonly abbreviated to "dec") is a public speaking event of the National Catholic Forensic League. One can qualify for the annual NCFL Grand National Tournament in Declamation through their local qualifying tournament. The category is almost always open to freshmen and sophomores only; it is often used as a "starter" event to get underclassmen used to the speech and debate activity in general and to prepare them for other categories such as Dramatic Performance or Original Oratory.
In simplest terms, Declamation is the delivering of a speech that was written and delivered by another person. A competitor may choose any speech that was once delivered in public. NCFL rules call for specific introductory material and a ten-minute time limit. The NCFL is the largest league in the United States that offers Declamation as a category for competition; most local and state leagues adhere to NCFL rules or slight variations on them.[See more about Declaims at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]