Definition of eloquent in English:

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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.
persuasive, expressive, articulate, fluent;
strong, forceful, powerful, potent;
well spoken, silver-tongued, smooth-tongued, well expressed, graceful, lucid, vivid, effective, graphic;
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.
expressive, sensitive, meaningful, suggestive, revealing, telling, significant, indicative


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

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