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deckle a framework or edging piece used in some papermaking to control the size of the sheets.
deckle edge the irregular, untrimmed edge characterizing handmade paper, or an edge made to look like this.
declaim to speak in a formal manner; deliver a speech. [4 definitions]
declamation the act of declaiming. [2 definitions]
declamatory in the manner of one who is declaiming. [2 definitions]
declaration the act of declaring. [4 definitions]
Declaration of Independence the public document by which the United States of America was declared to be free and independent of England in 1776.
Declaration of Sentiments the document signed in 1848 by 68 women and 32 men in connection with the first women's rights convention.
declarative making a statement, assertion, or declaration.
declarative sentence a sentence that makes a statement. There are many examples of declarative sentences, such as, "It is raining outside."
declare to proclaim or formally announce (the fact of something happening or existing). [7 definitions]
declared war an armed conflict that is precipitated by a formal declaration of war.
declare war on to formally state an intention to wage war against. [2 definitions]
declassify to remove the security classification, such as "top secret," from (an official document, information, or the like).
declension in grammar, the process of listing systematically the inflected forms of an adjective, a noun, or a pronoun by categories such as case, gender, and number. [3 definitions]
declination a movement, bend, or slope downward. [5 definitions]
decline to refuse in a civil or polite way (to do or to give something). [10 definitions]
declivity a downward or descending slope. (Cf. acclivity.)
decoct to extract a flavor or essence from, by boiling.
decode to convert (a coded message) into ordinary language; decipher. [2 definitions]
décolletage a low neckline, esp. at the front of a woman's garment. [2 definitions]