Definition of eloquent in English:


Line breaks: elo|quent
Pronunciation: /ˈɛləkwənt


1Fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing: an eloquent speech
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  • His life and writings have given eloquent testimony that one may be both a man of science and a man of God.
  • The arguments from both sides were eloquent and persuasive, and for some time it seemed that the verdict could go either way.
  • The member who spoke before me gave us a very interesting and eloquent speech.
1.1Clearly expressing or indicating something: the bus journey alone is eloquent of class inequality
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  • The testimonies of the young boys are quite eloquent of the systematic abuse spread over several years.


late Middle English: via Old French from Latin eloquent- 'speaking out', from the verb eloqui (see eloquence).



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  • Was corporate influence on the press, and its right to be wrong, ever more eloquently expressed?
  • As far as the actual story is concerned, I cannot express it sufficiently eloquently in words.
  • Obviously some people can express these thoughts more eloquently and creatively than most of us.

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