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eloquence Line breaks: elo|quence
Pronunciation: /ˈɛləkwəns/

Definition of eloquence in English:


[mass noun]
Fluent or persuasive speaking or writing: a preacher of great power and eloquence
More example sentences
  • They think human eloquence and argument can persuade unbelievers to repent and believe.
  • This was the unbounded power of eloquence - of words - of burning noble words.
  • It is a speech that cannot fail to thrill the reader for its noble and patriotic eloquence.
oratory, rhetoric, grandiloquence, magniloquence;
diction, enunciation, locution;
command of language, power of speech
informal gift of the gab, way with words, blarney


Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin eloquentia, from eloqui 'speak out', from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + loqui 'speak'.

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