Pronunciation: (dek"lu-mā'shun), [key]
1. the act or art of declaiming.
2. exercise in oratory or elocution, as in the recitation of a classic speech.
3. speech or writing for oratorical effect.
4. Music.the proper enunciation of the words, as in recitative.
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